Chief minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy has directed the officials to start construction of new houses for the poor.
The CM wanted the officials to take up the work on a pilot basis Visakhapatnam, Nellore and Kurnool districts in the first phase.
Speaking to the officials at a review meeting on housing programme at the chief minister’s camp office at Tadepalli near here on Tuesday, Jaganmohan Reddy told the officials to plan the construction of 15 lakh houses in the first phase. He told them to have a uniform design for all the houses with each house having a bedroom, living room, kitchen, toilet and portico.
The chief minister also told the officials to pool money to clear pending dues worth Rs 1,323 crore to the beneficiaries. When the officials told him that the previous government had to pay this amount, the chief minister asked them to clear this due before taking up the new project. This would benefit 3,38,144 beneficiaries across the 13 districts, who have constructed own houses during the previous government and were not paid the bills.
The chief minister also reviewed the work relating to the distribution of house sites to 27 lakh women in the state on July 8, marking the birth anniversary of the late chief minister Y S Rajasekhar Reddy. The chief minister told the officials to take government lands in the villages for house sites. He also told them to identify private land and purchase them to distribute among the poor. The officials told the chief minister that the house sites are ready for distribution as the exercise was already completed across the state.
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