Hindol: At least 18 Indira Awas Yojana beneficiaries of Gudiakateni village here in Dhenkanal district Collector alleging they did not receive Government funds because of which their house have remained half-built.
Acting on the complaint, Collector Bishnu Charan Panda asked Hindol Block Development Officer (BDO) to Conduct an investigation and redress their grievances at the earliest.
Sources said come 18 people of Gudiakateni were provided houses under Indira Awas Yojana in 2003-04. The beneficiaries were sanctioned work order of Rs 22,000 each for the purpose before they started construction work. The administration provided them Rs 5,000 each after the construction of plinth. However, they have not been provided money since then forcing them to leave the construction half way, they said.
The beneficiaries ran from pillar to post for the funds, but in vain. Later, they brought the matter to the notice of local Sarpanch and MLA who did little in this regard. As many Administrative official including the BDO, construction engineer, Sub-collector, Collector and District Rural Development Officer were transferred in the mean time, no measures have been taken to complete their houses, they rued.
When asked, BDO Sukant Moharana said he would take necessary steps as directed by the Collector.