CM assures to construct houses to SC and STs

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Tirupati, Oct 2: Chief Minister Y S Rajashekara Reddy on Wednesday, Oct 1 assured that the houses related to SC and ST sanctioned under Indiramma housing schemes would be constructed by the government shortly.

Addressing at a public meeting attended Indiramma houses beneficiaries at Daminedu near here, the Chief Minister said that some of the SC and STs have not constructed their houses sanctioned under the Indiramma scheme in the first phase due to financial problems and these houses would be constructed by the government itself by the end of December this year while the second phase of houses would also be constructed by the government soon.

The government is constructing between eight to ten lakh for the benefit of poor families in the state, he said. He also assured that the government would also bear 50 per cent of the total cost of each house sanctioned in Tirupati.

The government was receiving applications in thousands for Indiramma housing scheme from poor people and those who have no houses would be settled after scrutiny of the applications, he added.

Earlier, Mr Reddy, who arrived here on a two-day visit to Tirupati and Tirumala, unveiled a statue of Indira Gandhi at Damineedu where he laid the foundation for the much-awaited Rs 340 crores S V Drinking water project providing drinking water to Chittoor, Tirupati, Tirumala and other surrounding areas through a water system from Kandaleru reservoir.

The project cost will be shared on the ratio of 25 per cent each by state government and Srinivasa Trust, owned by TTD Chairman D K Adhikesavulu while the remaining 50 per cent will be borne by the TTD.

He also inaugurated weaker sections housing colony at Damineedu and laid the foundation for an over-bridge at the bypass railway-line near Renigunta and inaugurated Tirupati Tahsildar office complex building.

UNI

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