Hyderabad: Yadamma of Veerannapet in Mahabubnagar district spent all her life in a rented house. She brought up all her eight children, got them educated and even performed the marriages of five of them – all from a rented house. Approved as an eligible beneficiary for the double bedroom houses under Dignity Housing scheme, she hopes to live her last days in her own house.
When Excise Minister V Srinivas Goud asked for her response on the State government’s double bedroom house before drawing the lots to allocate houses to the beneficiaries at the Zilla Parishad meeting hall in Mahabubnagar on Saturday, all that Yadamma could say was that he was nothing less than the God for her as he gave a boon that she wished all her life.
Surprisingly, when a differently-abled person was asked to draw the lots, Yadamma turned out to be the first beneficiary to get a house allotted at Veerannapet, leaving her with the tears of joy. The family members rejoiced as the Minister announced her name. Yadamma prayed for a long life to Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, Minister Srinivas Goud and others who realised her dream.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister Srinivas Goud said Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao was being reverred as the God by many poor persons who had the dream of their lifetime realised. The housing colony in Veerannapet has 650 double bedroom houses, with all amenities. While about 12 per cent houses have been reserved to the minorities, all the SCs who did not own a house were sanctioned with a double-bedroom houses on a saturation basis.
“We will complete construction of a school, an Anganwadi Centre and other pending facilities soon. If any middlemen seek bribes for sanction of houses, such cases should be immediately reported to the higher authorities. Stringent action will be initiated against such persons,” the Minister added.
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