Congress harps on PMAY ‘scam’ to woo voters- The New Indian Express

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By Express News Service

JAGATSINGHPUR: Alleged irregularities in construction of toilets under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U) have become a major poll plank in Jagatsinghpur municipality election with opposition Congress raking up the issue to woo voters during campaigning and turn the tables against the BJD. 

Under the PMAY-U scheme, Rs 20,000 is sanctioned to each beneficiary to ensure mandatory construction of toilets as part of their housing plan. However, reports of beneficiaries misusing the funds in connivance with municipality officials have come to the fore. Some of them, sources said, are not constructing toilets but claiming funds by getting their toilets tagged in name of other beneficiaries who have completed their construction. 

That’s not all. Many claim that they are deprived of toilets as the official records show last installment of PMAY funds have been sanctioned to other…

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