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AP CM reviewed housing programme

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Hyderabad, Apr 19 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today reviewed the housing programme with the Minister for home and housing, Mr K Jana Reddy and senior officials of housing and finance departments here today.

Reviewing the weaker section programme under Indiramma (rural) taken up by the AP state housing corporation, the Chief Minister noted that 4,87,183 houses were proposed to be grounded by April15 for the beneficiaries having house sites and pattas against which 4,58,006 houses (94 per cent) were grounded as on April 17.

The officials have said the cement manufacturing companies have agreed to supply cement at concession price for Indiramma programme.

The government also agreed to the suggestion made by the group of minister for sanction of additional amount of Rs.5,000 over and above the existing lunit cost of Rs.25,000 in the shape of loan to the beneficiaries of low lying areas in coastal districts with government guarantee where National Employment Guarantee scheme is not operative.

As against the 74,881 beneficiaries selected by the Housing Corporation (APSHCL) under Rajiv Gruhakalpa, the loan tie up has been completed for 42,973 houses. The work in respect of 20,050 houses has started and 2,020 houses were completed statewide.

The Chief Minister instructed to start the houses sanctioned last under Rajiv Gruhakalpa Urban Housing programme by July positively.

He also directed to ensure that no ineligible person should become a beneficiary under the housing programme. For this purpose, he directed to link the number allotted to a citizen in the ration card supplied through Iris method to the housing programme.

The Chief Minister said he would review the programme every two months henceforth, according to official release.

UNI ASJ KD KP2229

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