AP Govt defers stone laying for Amaravati housing project, Real Estate News, ET RealEstate

July 7, 2023

VIJAYAWADA: Keeping in view the ongoing legal tussle, the state government has decided to postpone the foundation-laying ceremony for the prestigious housing project in Amaravati. Chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy in fact wanted to launch the works on the housing project on Saturday to mark the birth anniversary celebration of late chief minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy.

The housing department, CRDA and district administrations of NTR and Guntur have made elaborate arrangements for the programme. The district administrations completed the geotagging of about 47,000 beneficiaries and land-levelling works on a war footing basis in the last one week.

However, the state government has decided to wait till the final go-ahead from the Supreme Court is received for the scheme. “It is surprising that all the opposition parties are joining hands only to prevent the construction of houses to the poor.

Centre: Funds after final court verdict

They have waged a war against the poor. Take all possible measures to get relief from the courts to protect the rights of the poor,” said Jagan at a review meeting held on Thursday.

He alleged frequent litigations are being raised only to prevent providing shelter to poor. He added opposition parties are united to fight against the poor. “We should be determined in championing the rights of the poor. We should work with further dedication to complete the project,” he said.

Officials explained that 45,101 beneficiaries have given option-III under which the government itself would complete the construction of the houses. Officials said the process of opening bank accounts for all the beneficiaries was nearing completion. They said they have set their concentration on providing drinking water, road connectivity and electricity facilities to the YSR-Jagananna colonies in Amaravati.

Meanwhile, the Centre too gave a twist to the housing project planned in Amaravati as it has decided to release funds only after resolution of legal issues. The Centre recently granted about 47,000 houses for BPL families in Amaravati following the state government’s request. The Centre would grant 1.8 lakh to each housing unit under PMAY. However, the Centre is reported to have made it clear that funds will be released after the final verdict from the courts.

  • Published On Jul 7, 2023 at 05:00 PM IST

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