Andhra Pradesh Govt. launches 4 Lakh Houses under NTR Rural Housing Scheme

Published Date - 12 October 2018 03:21:39 Updated Date - 12 October 2018 03:23:13

4 lakh more affordable houses are sanctioned under AP NTR rural housing scheme for poor people by the Andhra Pradesh government, unit cost is Rs. 2 lakh for each SC & ST family and Rs. 1.5 lakh for other category people

The Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday handed over more than 3 lakh houses to eligible beneficiaries in 13 districts of the state. A majority of the beneficiaries are BCs, STs and SCs. Significantly, all the houses have been registered in the name of the woman of the family.

Officials claimed it was the largest number of homes to be handed over to beneficiaries in one go in the country.

The government on Thursday handed over keys to 3,03,164 houses, which were constructed in 2017-18 at a cost of Rs 3,746 crore. The housing beneficiaries include 57,296 SCs, 24,332 STs, 1,43,005 BCs and 75,713 other castes.

The houses were built in three categories and measure 200 sq feet to 750 sq feet, said Kalava Srinivasulu, Minister for Rural Housing. They were constructed under the state government’s NTR Housing Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY NTR-Rural) Scheme and PMAY NTR Urban Housing Scheme. 

AP NTR Rural Housing Scheme – 4 lakh More Houses

AP govt. is going to build 4,00,000 new affordable homes with NREGA funds under NTR Rural Housing Scheme in 2019-20 fiscal year. The beneficiaries will include members from the marginalised communities. The unit cost is fixed at Rs. 2 lakh for SC and ST beneficiaries and Rs. 1.50 lakh for other beneficiaries. Cabinet committee is also going to construct 35k new houses under Anantapur and Hindupur Urban Development Authorities.

In order to encourage setting up of education and health institutes in Tirupati, Amaravati and Visakhapatnam, cabinet decided to give lands to such institutes at cheaper rates than existing market prices. This decision would assist the 3 cities to become education hubs and CM has directed officials to prepare an action plan in this regard.

The cabinet meeting has decided to include new drought mandals in the state along with the already announced drought mandals. Cabinet committee will provide allowance to 90,765 weavers during rainy season (monsoon) for 2 months and each family will get Rs. 2,000 per month. GoAP will also install solar panels at all the irrigation canals with PPP models enabling access to solar energy for all lift irrigation schemes.

AP govt. allows Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) to take 10,000 crore loan from commercial banks for expediting works in Amaravati. Moreover to tackle private hospitals from frightening patients of dengue, swine flu, viral fever, govt. is now considering a strict vigil to curtail such practices. The state govt. will also focus on maintenance of sanitation, drainage system, drinking water supply and controlling mosquitoes. 192 posts are also being sanctioned in 12 junior colleges running under Social Welfare department

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