Amaravati: Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Thursday launched via virtual mode, the first phase of construction of 30.76 lakh houses in Andhra Pradesh.
In the first phase, construction of 15,60,227 houses, pattas for which were given in the name of the woman member of the family, was started on the day, at a cost of Rs.28,084 crore.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that there should not be any poor family without shelter in the state and the dream of the poor for housing is realised. “We have taken up the first phase of construction in the 175 Assembly constituencies and by June 22 next year, the houses will be ready. In the second phase, construction of 12.7 lakh houses will be launched with Rs.22,860 crore. In all, 28.3 lakh houses will be built with Rs. 50,940 crore. The construction of houses is done linking with the PMAY scheme in 7,000 YSR Jagananna Colonies,” he stated.
Apart from providing immovable property to 31 lakh families, houses were also being built for them by the government, he pointed out.
Infrastructural facilities such as wide roads, underground drainage, underground power cables, drinking water, and Internet were being provided, he explained.
“We have allocated Rs.32,909 crore for creating basic facilities in 17,005 YSR Jagananna Colonies. A 340 sft house will have one bed room, hall, kitchen, bathroom and verandah. Two fans, two tubelights, four bulbs and one sintex tank will also be provided. Women who are sanctioned homes are given three options. Under the first option, the government itself will provide the required construction material. In the second option, the beneficiaries are given the freedom to bring their building material, and under the third, the government will take care of both the building material as well as construction of the house,” he said.
Stating that one among every four persons is provided a home, Jagan also said people engaged in 30 categories of work would get employment opportunities in their own village. The government would create 21.7 crore workdays. Each house would be given 20 tons of sand free of cost. Job opportunities would be plentiful in villages and towns and the construction material would also be provided at less than market rate to lessen the financial burden, he said, adding that the cost of cement per bag fixed kept Rs.225.
While each house-site was worth Rs.7 lakh, Rs.1.8 lakh for construction of the house and Rs.1.5 lakh for amenities was being spent, he disclosed.
The Chief Minister regretted that he could not provide justice to 3.74 lakh women. “Some persons with malice filed cases in courts. It will take some time for the verdict to be out. Now courts are on vacation and once they are re-opened, we will take this on priority and do justice to 3.74 lakh women,” he said.
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