Chief Minister Y.S.Jagan Mohan Reddy stated that the government will complete the construction of houses by 2022 and provide houses to all eligible persons without fail. He made the remarks after Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented the annual PMAY (Urban), Asha India awards during a video conference to lay the foundation stone for six light-house projects under GHTC (Global Housing Technology Challenge) – India and distribution of PMAY Urban ASHA India awards virtually here on Friday in which Reddy and other chief ministers participated.
Andhra Pradesh ranked third in the ‘Best Performing State’ category. The state also received awards in ‘project monitoring tools’ and ‘innovative construction technology’ under the ‘special award’ category while Visakhapatnam has presented an award under the ‘best performing municipal corporation’ category.
The Chief Minister received the awards from the Prime Minister virtually. During the interaction, the Chief Minister hoped that 2021 would help the country regain its momentum from the adverse impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. He said the Prime Minister has envisioned “Housing for All by 2022”, by which year, the national would complete 75 years of its independence.
The program is of particular relevance to the state of Andhra Pradesh, which is vulnerable to natural disasters like cyclones, heavy rains, and floods due to its 974 km long coastline. In the bargain, the poor suffer the most in the absence of a permanent house. The Chief Minister said AP has taken the lead in the implementation of PMAY(Urban). Andhra Pradesh has taken a special drive to provide house sites to 50.75 lakhs of poor people on the 68,677 acres of land.
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