More than a month post the registration deadline, the Odisha government has failed to establish a regulatory body and a website for registration of ongoing realty projects in the state under the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA).
DS Tripathy, President, Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (CREDAI), Odisha, has stated that the lack of infrastructure has aggravated the registration issues among developers and agents. The registrations had commenced only after 31 July as several developers in the state were not well informed about RERA and its full functioning.
Experts point out that other states have simplified the registration process by establishing RERA website for online registration and giving instant registration number of projects. On the contrary, all applications for registration in Odisha till now have been received manually.
Further, an extended deadline for registration of ongoing projects under Odisha RERA has been demanded by developers, owing to the lack of awareness and unavailability of a proper RERA portal.