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All about the Odisha State Housing Board (OSHB)

[ecis2016.org] The Odisha State Housing Board (OSHB) aims to provide cost-effective housing solutions for all sections of the society

To provide affordable housing to all sections of people in Odisha’s urban and semi-urban areas, the Odisha State Housing Board (OSHB) was established in 1968 under the provisions of the Orissa Housing Board Act, 1968.

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The Odisha Housing Board was set up to make the state slum-fee. In May 2021, the Odisha government approved a proposal to amend the Orissa Housing Board Act, which establishes that slum dwellers will be allotted land of a minimum size of 30 square metres, for rehabilitation.

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In the 50 years of the Board being in operation, it has executed several housing projects across the state. However, providing affordable housing is fast becoming a challenge for the Odisha Housing Board, considering the prolific increase in urban population.

Apart from providing information about under-construction and upcoming projects, the Bhubaneswar-headquartered board also gives information about vacant plots in Odisha. The housing board Odisha uses a lottery system to allocate homes at OSHB-led projects.

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All about the Odisha State Housing Board (OSHB)

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Housing Board Odisha schemes 2021

In 2020, the Odisha State Housing Board announced that it would build a four-storey apartment project in the state capital Bhubaneswar and in Rourkela. The project, with over 1,200 housing units, is estimated to be built at a cost of Rs 550 crores. However, the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a spanner in the works and the Board is yet to announce the launch of these projects.

Documents needed to apply for Odisha Housing Board flats

  • Identity proof copy (scanned in JPG format and less than 1 MB).
  • Residence proof copy (scanned in JPG format and less than 1 MB).
  • Passport size photograph of the applicant (scanned in JPG format, 300 x 400 pixels and size less than 2 MB)
  • Scanned image of signature in JPG format (300 X 150 pixel, size less than 2 MB).

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OSHB contact information

Madhusudan Marg, Kharvela Nagar,
Bhubaneswar,
Odisha 751001
Phone: 0674 239 3524

FAQs

Who is the chairman of the OSHB?

Priyadarshi Mishra is the chairman of the OSHB.

When was the OSHB established?

The OSHB was established in 1968.

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Debora Berti

Università degli Studi di Firenze, IT

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