Biju Pakka Ghar Yojana


Launched by the Odisha Chief Minister under Biju Pakka Ghar Yojana, it is possible to get the houses to those people who have been living in the Kuccha homes throughout the state. With the scheme implementation, there will be pucca houses that shall be given to the people who have been living in the Kuccha homes. There are many Biju Pakka Ghar Scheme Rural Area New List advantages that shall give beneficiaries a relaxation and the most prominent one is pucca homes that will be given that too almost free.

Specification of The Houses:

According to the Biju Pakka Ghar Scheme specifications that have been set under the official notification, there are some specifications that are undertaken if the Biju Pakka Ghar Yojana pucca and kutcha houses are to be checked.

Pucca house: -

  • Wall material made of fly ash bricks, burnt bricks, stones

  • The lifetime of a pucca house should be a minimum of 30 years.

  • foundation, roof, and walls of permanent materials.

  • Roof made of tiles, GCI sheets, asbestos cement sheets, RBC, RCC, timber, etc.

Kutcha house: -

  • Made of nondurable material like stones, grass, reeds, mud, etc.

Objective of Biju Pakka Ghar Yojana

The primary aim of this Biju Pakka Ghar Scheme Urban Area New List schemes is to create the Pucca homes instead of the Kaccha homes in those rural areas of the state where there is a risk of living. This scheme plays an important role to improve the living standards of the urban and rural areas of poor people.

Benefits and Features of Biju Pakka Ghar Yojana

  • Under this scheme, there will not be any contractor involvement in constructing homes

  • The home that shall be constructed under this scheme will have the sanction done under the women head of the homes

  • This scheme is implemented by Odisha Government with an aim to offer the Paaka houses to those beneficiaries who have been living in the kaccha homes

  • The minimum carpet area will be 25 square meters for such homes

  • In this scheme, the roof material will be of RCC

  • The fund in this scheme shall be credited directly to the beneficiary account using the direct benefit transfer method.

Beneficiaries of Biju Pakka Ghar Yojana

  • Victims of rivers/sea inundation

  • People affected by occupational disease

  • The house of the person must have been fully or partially damaged by some natural or man-made calamity

  • The house should belong to the person of the scheduled tribe and other traditional forest dwellers 

  • Extremely poor, vulnerable, and deserving households

  • SECC 2011 registered kaccha households.

Implementation of Biju Pakka Ghar Yojana

  • The person must construct the house under Yojana themselves

  • Panchayat Samiti shall work under the DRDA or Zilla Parishad supervision

  • The core design includes a kitchen, toilet, and bathroom

  • The house constructed under Biju Pakka Ghar Yojana should be in the name of the beneficiary himself 

  • There will be Panchayat Samiti implementing agency for the scheme

  • The beneficiary will be given several designs

  • The roof be made in a way that it should withstand the climatic conditions of the place

  • The no-objection certificate by the landowner is required if the house constructed is in the name of some family member 

  • In absence of the female head in the family, the allotment is done in the name of the male head of the family

  • Houses Dwelling will be allotted in the name of the female head of the family

Eligibility Criteria

  • An application must belong to an economically weaker section.

  • The application should not own any pucca house in the state.

  • The applicant must be a permanent resident of Odisha state.

  • The applicant must be living in a kutcha house.

Documents Required

In order to ensure that you as a beneficiary are able to apply for this scheme smoothly, you must keep certain documents handy. This way at least during filling up the form, you can save your time on document uploads.

  • Address Proof

  • Identification Proof

  • EWS Certificate

  • Passport size photograph

  • Bonafide certificate

  • Aadhaar Card

  • Voter ID card

  • Residence certificate

  • BPL Certificate

How to apply for this scheme:

Those Pakka Ghar Scheme applicants who are eligible for such schemes must go through all the terms and conditions very well. Once they are fine with it then they can go ahead to fill up the online form with steps that include:

  • First, visit which Official Website of Biju Pakka Ghar Yojana

  • The homepage shall appear where you need to click on the link that says application form 

  • On the application form page, download it and fill up the application and get it print out.

  • The details that need to be submitted are income details, personal details, and even address details.

Make sure you hit the submit button before the final submission of the application.

What is the Selection Procedure?

  • There is a formation of the district-level committee and beneficiaries’ selection will be made under this scheme.

  • The district collector will communicate this list to BDO

  • district-level committee approves the beneficiaries the list of beneficiaries and then forward the list to the district collector under Biju Pakka Ghar Yojana

  • If the district level committee does not provide the list at a certain time then the district collector can approve the list available with him and further communication with the BDO shall be done.

  • There will then be a final list prepared and published at the concerned gram Panchayat/ block headquarters.


This is one of the finest schemes that you can consider being a part of. But you need to understand that there are some processes involved in it. You need to finish the home construction within a year from the first installment credit is given under this scheme. In case the beneficiary is building a better home then he or she must complete the core of the home with a caret area of 25 square meters and after that only further extension shall be done.

Questions and answers:

Where should the list of beneficiaries’ selections be seen?

The list will make available on the DRDA website and state rural housing portal

What is Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana?

This is one efficient scheme that has been designed for providing the Pucca homes to the rural households that are eligible and living in kutcha homes.