Phase III INDIRAMMA in April 2008: Minister

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Hyderabad, Oct 30 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Revenue Minister D Prasada Rao today said the third phase of the INDIRAMMA Housing Programme would be launched in the first week of April next.

Briefing the press after District Collectors' conference, presided by Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy here, Mr Rao said the Chief Minister directed the officials to indentify the villages and beneficiaries to implement the scheme in an effective way.

Stating Dr Reddy had also instructed the officials to release the GO on doubling guidance value to acquire lands for the construction of houses in urban areas, he said mandal level technical staff would also be recruited to speed up the second phase of the housing scheme.

The Civil Supplies Department was ordered to take up the ration cards distribution programme and provide them to all eligible families by the end of this year, the Minister said, adding Dr Reddy had instructed them to control the prices of essential commodities and introduce 'bar code' system to check black marketing of kerosene.

Besides, the department would start preparations to set up 120 LPG outlets in the state.

An additional Joint Collector (Development) would be recruited in every district to supervise the implementation of development schemes as the existing Collectors and Joint Collectors were not able to handle the increasing work pressure.

The Chief Minister also directed the Collectors to allocate 20 to 30 acre of land for the proposed government residential schools and ten acre of land to Rural Residential Public Schools, being set up under Public Private Partnership (PPP).

About Rs 400 crore worth loans would be distributed to Self Help Groups (SHGs) in urban areas by the end of this year while Rs 7,500 crore loans will be provided to rural SHGs.

UNI

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