Andhra Pradesh CM launches construction works of 15 lakh houses – ET RealEstate

AMARAVATI: Chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday laid the foundation stone in virtual mode for construction of over 15 lakh houses across Andhra Pradesh under the Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana at an estimated cost of Rs 28,000 crore. The state government has christened them YSR-Jagananna colonies.

The Central grants for the 15.10 lakh houses planned in the first phase comes to Rs 22,653 crore (1.5 lakh per unit).

Besides, the state government will also access another Rs 2,940 crore from the Centre under the MGNREGP, at the rate of Rs 30,000 per house in the urban development authority areas covering mostly rural parts.

The state government will contribute Rs 30,000 per house for the units to be built in municipal areas.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said it was not just houses that were being built but new towns in more than 17,005 YSR-Jagananna Colonies.

The first phase would be completed by June 2022 and the second phase, to build another 12 lakh houses, would be taken up immediately.

“We will spend another Rs 30,000 crore on infrastructure development, including underground fibre lines, in these colonies.Our objective is to ensure no person in the state remains without a house,” Jagan said.

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Andhra Pradesh to accelerate comprehensive land survey programme – ET RealEstate

AMARAVATI: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday directed the concerned officials to complete the comprehensive land resurvey programme by June 2023.

During a review meeting, the Chief Minister noted that the works for the ‘Jagananna Saswatha Bhoomi Hakku-Bhoomi Raksha’ survey programme are progressing at a slow pace due to the prevailing Covid situation, and instructed the officials to expedite the works and complete them within the stipulated time.

The Chief Minister said that the registration process should be continued in the secretariats, and directed the officials to expedite comprehensive land survey in the urban areas and arrange all the required facilities for it.

“Once the survey is completed, clear titles will be given and there will no chance for land disputes,” he said, according to a government release.

The officials said that the 70 base stations established so far are functioning with complete accuracy. They said that more ground stations will be set up with the help of the Survey of India. They also plan to use drones for the purpose.

According to the officials, the pilot project of the survey is almost complete and it is being conducted in 4,800 villages in the first phase.

Launched in December last year, the ‘YSR Jagananna Saswatha Bhoomi Hakku-Bhoomi Rakshana’ is a land resurvey programme for granting permanent land rights to the beneficiaries by ensuring dispute-free land holdings through digitisation of land records.

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Telangana HC tells housing board to register Indu Aranya Pallavi flats in owners’ names – ET RealEstate

HYDERABAD: In a judgment that can bring cheer to scores of home-buyers who invested in the Indu Aranya Pallavi project, in Bandlaguda, Justice T Amarnath Goud of the Telangana high court has directed the state housing board to register flats in the name of the buyers, who’ve paid the entire consideration, and deliver the properties to them.

The project was taken up as a joint venture between the housing board and Indu Projects, on an area spread over 50 acres, at Thattiannaram near Bandlaguda a decade ago. Indu took up the project through its subsidiary, Indu Eastern Province Ltd.

While petitioners B Venugopal Reddy, B Chandrasekhar, and 24 others paid the full amount for the flats by 2009 itself, they weren’t given properties. The developer failed to perform his duty and the housing board too was rendered helpless because the project was caught in legal wrangles following registration of cases by CBI against Indu Projects in the quid pro quo case involving AP Chief Minister, Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy. Shyam Prasad Reddy, the Indu group promoter was made an accused in three charge sheets. As a result, the registration of flats in favour of the buyers could not be completed.

Aggrieved by the inordinate delay, home-buyers approached the high court and sought registration of flats in their name. According to Rajasekhar Rao Salvaji, the counsel for one batch of petitioners, customers paid Rs 22.38 lakh per flat in 2009 and entered into sale agreements with the developer and the housing board.

The judge in his order said that the housing board officials initially came forward to register the flats if the flat buyers agreed to bear the registration costs. Though the buyers were ready for this, housing board officials later backtracked. Additional advocate general argued that since the matter was referred to the arbitration process, flats buyers should wait for the outcome of the process.

Maintaining that buyers have nothing to do with the arbitration and should not be dragged into it, the judge said that Indu group and the housing board should resolve their issues among themselves. Since customers had paid the full consideration, they are entitled to get their flats, the judge said asking the housing board to complete registration of their houses within one week. While of cost of registration will be borne by customers, the judge directed the board to pay Rs 10,000 to each petitioner.

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Andhra Pradesh CM launches housing scheme in East Godavari district – ET RealEstate

AMARAVATI: Mixing old and new schemes and dovetailing them to the Centrally-sponsored housing programme, the Andhra Pradesh government launched the house-sites distribution exercise in East Godavari district on Friday

Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, who formally launched the scheme named after his late father and himself as YSR Jagananna Housing Colonies, said the programme would benefit 30.6 lakh people in the state.

“This is a 15-day festival that we have launched today. We will be building not houses but new townships as more than 17,000 of them will be coming up.

In our election manifesto, we promised to build 25 lakh houses but now we will be building 31 lakh houses,” the Chief Minister said, addressing a public meeting after unveiling the housing programme pylon at Komaragiri village.

In urban areas, one cent and in rural 1.5 cents of land would be allotted to each beneficiary under the programme and the title deeds would be issued in the name of women.

Full title deeds were not being issued to the beneficiaries now because of an impending litigation in the High Court over the programme.

The state government originally wanted to enable the beneficiaries to sell the units in five years but later changed it following the court intervention.

As many as 28.30 lakh of these houses would be built under the Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana for which the Centre will release a grant of Rs 1.50 lakh per unit.

The Chief Minister said Rs 50,490 crore would be spent on the construction of houses.

He said the house site distribution was a continuous process and no eligible person would be left out, irrespective of their affiliations.

He claimed Rs 23,535 crore worth of land was being given away in the form of house sites.

The state government has decided to dovetail it with the MGNREGP that would cover another Rs 30,000 per unit in rural areas.

Only in urban local bodies, the state government would spend the Rs 30,000 per unit besides providing sand free of cost for construction.

In the first phase, 15.10 lakh houses will be built and the balance will be taken up in the second phase.

The previous Telugu Desam Party government built 2,68,625 housing units under PMAY, which are now being handed over to the beneficiaries.

The Jagan Mohan Reddy government, however, announced it was taking the burden of loan on itself for the dwelling unit of the size 365 sqft.

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