Andhra Pradesh: 1.25 lakh house site pattas distributed in Anakapalle

Addressing the public gathering, the Chief Minister said the government had decided to hand over house pattas to beneficiaries 16 months ago, but the distribution was delayed by 489 days because of a plea in the High Court.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  28 April 2022 12:26 PM GMT
Andhra Pradesh: 1.25 lakh house site pattas distributed in Anakapalle

Anakapalle: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy distributed 1.25 lakh house site pattas to beneficiaries at Pydivada Agraharam in Sabbavaram mandal. He unveiled a statue of YSR and inspected the Jagananna colony and model houses.

Addressing the public gathering, the Chief Minister said the government had decided to hand over house pattas to beneficiaries 16 months ago, but the distribution was delayed by 489 days because of a plea in the High Court. Apart from 1.25 lakh houses sites in urban areas, another 1.7 lakh sites in rural areas are being distributed along with permission to construct houses, he said adding that a total of 21.2 lakh houses will be constructed, including the 2.62 lakh TIDCO houses.

Jagan said 10,228 houses will be constructed in the YSR Jagananna Colony and the state will bear the expenditure for developing all necessary infrastructure. He added that so far 30.70 lakh house site pattas have been distributed across the state and construction of 15.60 lakh houses has commenced. Further, he announced that house sites will be sanctioned to all eligible beneficiaries upon submitting their applications to the village/ward secretariats.

CM slams Opposition

He alleged that the Opposition, unable to bear the good happenings in the state, had approached the court to stall the housing projects. Under the project, the government will hand over an asset of Rs. 10 lakh to each family, he said adding that the state's GDP will increase as it will create more man-days and employment in the construction sector.

Jagan said the government is spending almost Rs. 55,000 crore on this initiative of which Rs. 35,000 crore is for land procurement and Rs. 32,000 crore to provide infrastructure facilities.

Drawing a comparison with the previous government, he said that Chandrababu Naidu couldn't even complete the construction of five lakh houses, while the current government had embarked on constructing 31 lakh houses. He recalled that in 2014-19, Chandrababu had constructed a palace in Hyderabad abandoning the poor in the state, while he who was the Leader of the Opposition had set up a residence in Thadepalli. He said the Opposition had also objected to the distribution of house sites to the poor in Amaravati citing demographic imbalance.

Terming the Opposition and a section of media as the "Gang of Four", the Chief Minister recalled the hurdles created in the last three years to prevent good governance from reaching the people. He said the gang had also objected to making Visakhapatnam the executive capital and Kurnool the judicial capital, adding that they couldn't withstand any good, including English medium in government schools, banks providing loans, or even Centre providing funds. The Chief Minister made it clear that he would not compromise on doing good for the poor despite hurdles.

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