Andhra Pradesh CM to launch housing scheme today – ET RealEstate

AMARAVATI: The Andhra Pradesh government will launch construction of about 15.6 lakh houses for the poor under YSR Jagananna Housing Scheme on Thursday.

Chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy will virtually lay the foundation stone for the housing colonies from the camp office.

The state government will spend about Rs 28,000 crore for the housing scheme which is considered to be the biggest to be launched in one-go.

The state government is planning to construct another 12.70 lakh houses in the second phase of the with a cost of Rs 22,860 crore after completing the first phase programme by 2022.

The state government has readied a blueprint for the mega housing scheme to ensure all the poor who have been granted house-sites recently will become house owners by 2023.

In addition, the state government will be spending funds on construction of dedicated roads, drains, electricity, drinking water, parks and open auditoriums in all the housing colonies.

Chief minister YS Jagan directed the officials to keep in mind that they were not merely constructing the new housing units but new villages.

“We are providing all required infrastructure in the housing colonies to see that the beneficiaries would move into their own houses immediately after construction. Chief minister YS Jagan had directed us to create housing colonies as the best one in the country,” said housing minister Cherukuvada Srirangantha Raju.

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Andhra Pradesh government directs departments to set up basic infra in housing layouts – ET RealEstate

AMARAVATI: Making another move to making housing for all come to fruition, the state government has directed line departments to take immediate measures to create basic infrastructure in the YSR Jagananna housing layouts.

This is to help the beneficiaries start construction of houses in the plots being distributed over the last two days. The state government has granted the green signal for the construction of about 15 lakh houses in the first phase. The construction of remaining 17 lakh houses in the 31 lakh plots would be commenced during the next financial year.

The state government had readied a model house in the colonies where the houses are to be constructed in the first phase. The beneficiaries have been directed to stick to the model readied by the housing department to reduce the cost. The housing department had already started procurement of cement, steel, window frames, fans, lights and synthetic tanks on wholesale price to bring down the cost of the housing unit.

Meanwhile, key infrastructure departments including rural water supply (RWS), municipal administration, panchayat raj, electricity have been directed to set their focus on creation of infrastructure in the upcoming colonies immediately.

While RWS would provide drinking water facility in rural colonies, municipal administration department would take up the works in colonies created for urban poor. Sources said that the state government had granted its nod for spending of Rs 950 crore for providing drinking water facilities in the new colonies.

The RWS department had deputed field engineers to track the right location to dig borewells. The water would be initially supplied through borewell till the overhand reservoirs were constructed. The department would construct sufficient number of borewells in the colonies depending on the housing units coming up in respective area. “We are planning to create drinking water facilities in about 8000 colonies by March 2021,” said RWS ENC Krishna Reddy.

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