Housing for poor: Jagan govt to complete first-floor construction of 10.31L homes by Oct 25

Jagan held a Spandana video conference with District Collectors and SPs and discussed a wide range of issues including housing, MGNREGS works, YSR Urban Clinics, inspections in Village/ Ward Secretariats, COVID, Seasonal diseases, Disha App, Agriculture, and the schemes to be implemented in October.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  23 Sep 2021 4:03 AM GMT
Housing for poor: Jagan govt to complete first-floor construction of 10.31L homes by Oct 25

Vijayawada: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has asked the officials to complete the first-floor construction of 10.31 lakh existing homes under the housing for the poor scheme by October 25.

Jagan held a Spandana video conference with District Collectors and SPs and discussed a wide range of issues including housing, MGNREGS works, YSR Urban Clinics, inspections in Village/ Ward Secretariats, COVID, Seasonal diseases, Disha App, Agriculture, and the schemes to be implemented in October.

During the meeting, the Chief Minister directed the officials to focus on pending cases in courts related to housing sites distribution. He said the cases were reduced from 834 to 758 since the last Spandana conference and 76 cases were solved benefitting over 8,000 people and added to focus more on 395 cases of 758 pending cases as they were granted a temporary stay.

He said directed the district collectors to complete pending 12.6 percent mapping works. He said verification of pending applications for house sites should be completed immediately and house sites should be allotted to 45,600 beneficiaries in existing layouts and 10,851 in government layouts by December.

He said land needs to be acquired to give house sites to 1,48,398 people. He said the state government rechristened the one-time settlement scheme as the Jagananna Sampoorna Gruha Hakku scheme. He said the distribution of registered pattas should start in December.

The Chief Minister instructed the Collectors to take measures to start the construction of houses under Option 3 on October 25 and create groups with beneficiaries by end of this month. Under Option 3, people can build houses on their own and the government will sanction the required amount.

He said the construction of houses under option 3 can be completed within Rs 1.75 lakh and the eligible beneficiaries can avail a loan of Rs 35,000 He directed the officials to arrange meetings with bankers to facilitate loans for them.

He said District Collectors should review the construction of houses once a week. He said warehouses should be constructed under MGNREGS works near big layouts for site offices and storing construction materials. He instructed the officials to create awareness among people on the Jagananna Sampoorna Gruha Hakku scheme, which will benefit 67 lakh people.

He said the amount fixed for one-time settlement in rural areas is Rs 10,000, Rs 15,000 in municipalities, and Rs 20,000 in corporations. He said the Jagananna Sampoorna Gruha Hakku scheme can be implemented by Village/ Ward Secretariats. He said the selection of new beneficiaries for TIDCO houses should be completed soon and added to focus on MIG flats in Jagananna Smart townships. He said officials have so far identified 1,001 acres.

MGNREGS Works

The Chief Minister said works related to secretariats, RBKs, village clinics, BMCUs, and digital libraries should be done at a brisk pace. He said the state government has been clearing pending arrears of the previous government and spent more money than sanctioned by the Central Government. He said the state government is taking steps to ensure the availability of adequate funds and directed the collectors to focus on these works.

Digital Libraries

The Chief Minister said Internet access will be available in 4,530 Villages with unlimited broadband width by December 31. He said a Work-from-home facility will be available in the villages soon and directed the officials to take steps to complete the construction of digital libraries.

Inspections

The Chief Minister said Collectors should visit two secretariats every week. Joint Collectors, Municipal Commissioners, ITDA Pos, and Sub Collectors should inspect four secretariats per week. MLAs will be asked to visit four secretariats per week from next month. He said he would visit and inspect Village Secretariats from December.

He said the citizen outreach programme should be conducted last Friday and Saturday of every month starting September 24. He said pamphlets with details of welfare schemes, services, and important phone numbers should be distributed among people to create awareness of government activities. He said welfare schemes for new applications should be processed and they should be given by June and December every year.

Covid, Seasonal Diseases

The Chief Minister said the COVID positivity rate has been decreased from 25.56 percent to 2.5 percent and the recovery rate is 98.63 percent. He however cautioned against complacency. He directed the officials to take stringent action against violations of COVID protocol. He said teaching hospitals and hospitals should be prepared for the third wave and necessary equipment and medicines should be made available. He said required staff should be made available in Village Clinics, PHCs, CHCs, Area Hospitals, and District Hospitals from November 15. He said PSA plants are being set up in 143 government hospitals and added that 30 percent subsidy to private hospitals.

Vaccination

The Chief Minister said the state government will be able to give at least one dose of vaccine to 3.5 crore people by November 30 and two doses by February 2022. He directed the collectors to focus on the vaccination process. He instructed the officials to focus on malaria, dengue, diarrhea, and typhoid.

Disha App

The Chief Minister briefed the progress of Disha initiatives to district collectors. He asked them to ensure every woman in the village download the Disha app. He urged officials to encourage women to file complaints.

Agriculture

The Chief Minister directed the Collectors and JCs to focus on e-cropping and check 10 percent of it and added that JDAs and DDAs should check 20 percent e-cropping and agriculture officials and horticulture officials should check 30 percent e-cropping.

He said digital and physical receipts should be issued under e-cropping and added not to bother farmers with land details and documents. He instructed the officials to focus on Agriculture Advisory Committee meetings. He said these meetings should be held at RBK, Mandal, and district levels. He instructed the district collectors to pay attention to the performance of the kiosks in RBKS.

Banking Services at RBKs

The Chief Minister said banking correspondents will be placed in RBKs and instructed the officials to monitor their performance. He asked officials to provide input subsidies, insurance, and MSP to farmers.

Schemes in October

He said the YSR Asara scheme will be implemented on Vijaya Dasami. Clean Andhra Pradesh programme `Clap' will start on October 1. Jagananna Thodu programme will be launched on October 19 and YSR interest-free loans for farmers on October 26.

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