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CM reviews housing schemes

Written by: Staff

Hyderabad, Apr 19 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today reviewed the housing programme with Housing Minister K Jana reddy and senior officials.

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 April 15, 2006 for the beneficiaries having house sites and pattas, an official release said here.

The officials said companies had agreed to supply cement at concessional prices for INDIRAMMA programme.

The government also agreed to the suggestion made by the Group of Ministers for sanction of additional amount of Rs 5,000 over and above the existing unit cost of Rs 25,000 in the form of loans to beneficiaries in low lying areas of coastal districts with government guarantee where National Employment Guarantee scheme was not operative In 13 districts, where National Employment Guarantee scheme was under implementation, it was decided to submit proposals to the Union Goverment to meet 40 mandays for an amount of Rs 3,200 per house and the balance amount of Rs 1,800 in the shape of loan to the beneficiaries with government guarantee.

In case of the Centre rejecting the state government proposals, the additional assistance of Rs 5,000 would be provided in 133 districts in the form of loan as proposed in coastal areas.

As against the 74,881 beneficiaries selected by the Housing Coropration (APSHCL) under Rajiv Gruhakalpa, the loan tie up has been completed for 42,973 houses.

The work in respect of 20,050 houses started and 2,020 houses were completed statewide.

The Chief Minister gave instructions to start work on the houses sanctioned last year under Rajiv Gruhakalpa Urban Housing programme by July positively.

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