Andhra Pradesh to begin construction of Jagananna Colonies from June 1 – ET RealEstate

AMARAVATI: The Andhra Pradesh government is all set to launch construction for its ambitious housing for the poor scheme – Jagananna Colonies – from next month.

Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy said on Wednesday that construction of houses in Jagananna Colonies will start from June 1.

Under the programme to be implemented in two phases, around 28.30 lakh houses are to be constructed on YSR Jagananna layouts across the state.

During a review meeting held here on Wednesday, the Chief Minister directed the officials to complete the groundwork by May 25.

He insisted that the works should not be held up by the Covid curfew, and construction activities should be held from 6 am to 12 noon, adding that water and electricity facilities should be provided in the colonies immediately as they are important to start construction work.

He said the construction of these houses during the pandemic will contribute to economic growth as workers will get work and also business transactions will continue due to the purchase of steel, cement and other materials.

The Chief Minister is planning to approach the Central government for additional funds for the housing project as the houses are being constructed on a large scale.

Officials said that after the construction work begins in June, the basements will be completed by September, walls will be built by December and the houses will be completed by June 2022.

Municipal and Urban Development Minister Botsa Satyanarayana, Housing Minister Cherukuvada Sriranganatha Raju, and other senior officials were present at the review meeting.



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Andhra Pradesh CM tells officials to involve farmers in land survey – ET RealEstate

VIJAYAWADA: Chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday told the officials to involve farmers in the comprehensive land survey being conducted in the state.

Holding a review meeting with the officials at his Tadepalli camp office, the chief minister wanted the senior officials to review the progress of the survey on weekly-basis. He wanted the officials to ensure the presence of the farmers or the owners of the lands when the survey is done. He also directed them to take up jungle clearance to help the farmers and finally install the survey stones, fixing boundaries.

The chief minister also cautioned the officials against resorting to any sort of corruption in the entire process of survey and issuance of the YSR Jagananna Saswatha Bhoomi Hakku-Bhoomi Rakshana card to the farmers.

He said there should be no delay in the supply of stones as the land survey will be completed soon and added that no money should be collected from farmers for setting up boundary stones. He said one hoarding should be placed in every village and ward secretariat with details of government schemes and programmes and permanent hoardings be set up in important junctions.

The chief minister directed the officials to open sub-registrar offices at the village and ward secretariats, where the land transactions are to be done henceforth.

The officials informed the chief minister that SOP (Standard Ownership Policy) has been prepared for comprehensive land survey of 17,460 villages and 47,861 habitations in an area of 1.26 lakh km across the state. They said the survey is being conducted in 13 villages, per village in each district, and then in 51 villages, with one village in each division, and 650 villages with one village in each mandal in the first phase.

They said collection of comprehensive information in 51 villages was completed and the survey would be completed by July. The survey using drones is completed in 545 villages out of 650 villages. They further said that they have collected 2,693 images of agricultural lands and habitations and the survey will be completed by January 2022.

The officials told the chief minister that said the second phase of the comprehensive land survey will start in February 2022 and will be completed by October 2022. The third phase will start in November 2022 and will be completed by April 2023, the officials added.



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Andhra Pradesh to set up three concept cities for IT related industries – ET RealEstate

AMARAVATI: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday directed the officials to come up with an action plan to set up three concept cities near Visakhapatnam, Tirupati, and Bengaluru to house information technology and related industries in the state.

As per an official release, the Chief Minister said that these cities should contribute to the IT progress and help in the development of the state by bringing in as many industries as possible and focus on creating a large number of jobs.

“The Chief Minister has directed officials to focus on ensuring uninterrupted internet service should be provided in every village. He had stressed on the construction of libraries with accessible bandwidth internet connections in every village. Apart from building libraries, the Chief Minister instructed that all the secretariats and Rythu Bharosa Kendras (RBKs) in the village should also be connected to the internet,” it said.

The release said that the Andhra government is also chalking out plans to develop an integrated industrial park in Visakhapatnam, which will includes high-end skill university, incubation centers, labs, departmental offices, data centre and IT towers.

“The government now plans to set up an institute of emerging technology and research university,” it said.

Reddy also directed officials to set up hubs for all e-governance applications in fields of education, health, agriculture and other services of the state.



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Andhra Pradesh government to develop layouts for urban middle class – ET RealEstate

VIJAYAWADA: The state government has proposed to develop layouts in urban areas to provide plots to middle class families at an affordable price. Chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy in a review meeting with officials of the municipal administration and urban development department on Thursday proposed the scheme aimed at fulfilling the dream of middle class families to own a property without any legal disputes.

The government would provide undisputed plots with clear title deeds to the applicants on lottery basis at low cost on no-profit basis. He directed the officials to brainstorm and prepare the policy in this regard.

Jagan recalled Rajiv Swagruha programme which was implemented during Rajsekhar Reddy’s regime in urban areas. He said, at present, the idea is to provide undisputed plots at a lower price with a clear title deed, instead of flats.

The government would develop the layouts, prepare the plots and allocate them to the beneficiaries, Jagan said adding that the layouts would be innovative and beautiful.

He directed the collectors to focus on underground drainage system along with other issues and develop infrastructure in YSR Jagananna colonies. Collectors were told to come up with innovative ideas to beautify the layouts and construct bus bays and bus stops creatively.

He said 17,000 revenue villages are there in the state and another 17,000 of them are being created. Parks, village, ward secretariats, village clinics should also be built in these colonies.

The officials said proposals are being prepared for six-lane beach road from Bhimili to Bhogapuram along the coast and a beautiful bridge will be built across Gostani river as part of the project. Jagan said the bridge would remain as iconic symbol for Visakhapatnam and directed the officials to prepare a comprehensive action plan for the project.



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