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PNS | Vijayawada

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will formally hand over houses to women beneficiaries in Samarlakota, Kakinada district, on Thursday. With a firm resolve to stand by the poor women to fulfill their dream of having a happy nest of their own, the CM will distribute more than five lakh houses in one go. Like nowhere else in the country, the Jagan Mohan Reddy Government has distributed 30.75 lakh house sites to poor women beneficiaries across the State, besides constructing 21.76 lakh houses under “Navaratnalu  Pedalandariku Illu”.

The Housing Department officials have stated that the State government is fulfilling the dream of owning a house to the poor women. The government has distributed 30.75 lakh house sites in 17,005 YSR-Jagananna Colony layouts with an area of 71,811 acres across Andhra Pradesh. The value of the plots ranges from Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 15 lakh each, depending on the location. Even at the minimum value of Rs 2.5 lakh, the total value of plots is more than Rs 76,000 crore. The government is constructing 21.76 lakh houses at a cost of Rs 56,700 crore under Navaratnalu Pedalandariku Illu, spending Rs 2.70 lakh on each house.

In all YSR-Jagananna layouts, the government is providing facilities like water supply, electricity, internet, drainage, sewerage, roads, etc. and social infrastructure viz., schools, Anganwadi centres and health centres, spending Rs 32,909 crore to develop them as Model Colonies.

Besides providing house sites free of cost, the Jagan government is providing Rs 1.80 lakh for the construction per unit, providing pavala vaddi loan of Rs 35,000, free sand worth Rs 15,000 and an additional benefit of around Rs 40,000 by providing cement, steel, metal frames and other building materials at subsidised rates.

Registrations of house sites and houses are done in the names of women to empower them. Each women beneficiary receives an asset worth Rs 5 lakh to Rs 20 lakh, which means that the women beneficiaries across the State possess a total of Rs 2 lakh crore-Rs 3 lakh crore.

On the other hand, the State government has delivered 300 Sft TIDCO houses at just Re 1 to the beneficiaries. The Jagan Mohan Reddy government is providing a benefit of Rs 16,601 crore to 2.62 lakh TIDCO beneficiaries across the State, which includes subsidy to the tune of Rs 11,672 crore, free registrations worth Rs 1,200 crore, infrastructure facilities worth Rs 3,247 crore, and Rs 482 crore as 50 per cent subsidy on upfront contribution of 365 sft and 430 sft TIDCO beneficiaries.

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