Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy unveiled the pylon for YSR Jagananna Colony at Gunkalam in Vizianagaram district on Wednesday. It is the largest layout across the State spread over 400 acres in Vizianagaram and houses about 12,301 families. Addressing a public meeting, the Chief Minister reiterated that the government was not just constructing houses but building towns for the future. He stated that the government had fulfilled 95 percent of the poll promises, including housing for the poor.
He said that the market value of the plot in Gunkalam is worth Rs 3 lakh and added that it will increase to Rs 6 to 7 lakh after completion of the construction of houses and other basic infrastructure. All these houses are being given free of cost to the beneficiaries with the sole intention to create an asset for the poor families.
The CM said that about 30.75 lakh beneficiaries have been identified across the State. Of the total houses, 28.30 lakh houses will be constructed under YSR Jagananna layouts in two phases and another 2.62 lakh are of TIDCO flats. He stated that the government has been moving ahead with welfare activities in the past 18 months. Nearly 43 lakh women were benefited by Amma Vodi, 25 lakh women received Cheyuta, 62 lakh people are receiving pensions on the first day of every month, over 50 lakh farmers were benefited through YSR Rythu Bharosa, 1.35 crore families have availed health services through YSR Aarogyasri, he said.
The Chief Minister came down heavily on opposition leader N Chandrababu Naidu and his associates for stalling distribution of 54,000 house pattas to the poor in Amaravati by moving Courts citing demographical imbalance. The distribution of 1.8 lakh house pattas in Visakhapatnam was stopped by Chandrababu Naidu’s close who filed a petition in the High Court though he has nothing to do with the lands. Petitions were also filed in the High Court opposing house pattas distribution in Rajahmundry and Pulivendula constituency, he fumed.
Referring to the TIDCO housing, Jaganmohan Reddy said that the government was spending Rs 9,500 crore for completing 2.62 lakh TIDCO houses. When the beneficiaries of TIDCO houses were asked to choose between Chandrababu Naidu’s and Jagan’s housing schemes, out of 1.43 lakh beneficiaries, only one person had opted for Chandrababu Naidu’s scheme, in which the beneficiary has to pay an amount of Rs 3 lakh, with monthly installments of Rs 3,000 for 20 years totaling the amount to Rs 7 lakh.
However, in Jagan’s housing scheme, the government shall allocate 300 sq ft of houses to the beneficiaries through the agreement of sale by paying just one rupee. Also, the remaining 365 and 430 sq ft houses will be given at 50 percent subsidy for the poor.
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