AP to spend Rs. 13,105 cr to build houses in 2022-23

Jagan directed the officials to procure bulbs, fans, tube lights, and warned of severe consequences over lack of quality of those materials

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  18 April 2022 2:25 PM GMT
AP to spend Rs. 13,105 cr to build houses in 2022-23

Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday held a review meeting on housing and directed the officials to identify alternative land for house sites facing legal problems. During the meeting held at the camp office here, the officials informed the Chief Minister that the state government has spent Rs. 3,600 crore on constructing houses in the last financial year in addition to the amount spent on house sites. They added that the government would spend Rs. 13,105 crore to build houses in the current financial year; 35 lakh metric tonnes of cement and 3.46 lakh metric tonnes of steel will be used for the same.

The officials informed Jagan that arrangements are being made to distribute house sites to 1.43 lakh beneficiaries after clearing legal hurdles in Visakhapatnam. The construction of houses will start in June. The government has made arrangements to construct houses in 63 layouts, they said. The Chief Minister instructed the officials to take measures to level the land, construct approach roads, and provide water and electricity.

The officials informed the Chief Minister that construction has started in 47 out of 66 godowns. Jagan directed the officials to procure bulbs, fans, tube lights, and warned of severe consequences over lack of quality of those materials. It was also decided to felicitate public representatives who are actively participating in housing works. One sarpanch in each mandal, one councillor in a municipality, one MPP, and one ZPTC in each district would be given awards.

The Chief Minister has instructed the officials to ensure basic amenities like drinking water, power, and drainage in Jagananna colonies by the time the houses are completed. In regard to the Jagananna Sampoorna Gruha Hakku scheme, the Chief Minister said 10.2 lakh beneficiaries have availed of the scheme of which registrations were completed for 6.15 lakh people. He directed the officials to complete the registration for the remaining people soon. He also directed the officials to focus on the maintenance of TIDCO houses and prepare guidelines to ensure they are well maintained.

The Chief Minister directed the officials to give priority to MIG plots scheme in 116 constituencies where there are towns and cities. The officials said 4127.5 acres of land have been identified in 41 constituencies. Jagan said these lands will be free of disputes and all standards will be maintained in the development of infrastructure in these layouts. He added that these government layouts should be considered an example for other layouts.

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