Andhra Pradesh launches construction work for 15.6 lakh houses
Andhra Pradesh is set to create a new record with the launch of a massive construction work of 15.6 lakh houses.
Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy launched the YSR Jagananna Colonies project all over the state. The price of Rs 28,084 crore has been earmarked for this phase.
The state government has targeted to complete the Pedalandhariki Illu scheme by June 2023. For both phases, 2,830,227 houses will be constructed at Rs 50,944 crore. In the second phase, 12.7 lakh houses are to be constructed. While the first phase targets to be completed by June 2022, the second phase will be finished by June 2023.
The state government has already provided beneficiaries of about 30.76 lakh to the housing sites.
Out of the 8,905 layouts, 11.26 lakh houses are to be constructed as the YSR Jagananna Colonies. Likewise, the construction of 292,984 houses for the beneficiaries with their land along with 140,465 houses for the beneficiaries with the allotted land.
Reddy told the media that the government envisages that new towns will emerge with these layouts. Authorities have been informed to focus on the infrastructure facility with an expense of Rs 32,909 crore. The government is spending Rs 4,128 crore on drinking water facility, Rs 22,587 crore on road and drainage system, Rs 4,986 crore on power supply, Rs 627 crore on the internet, and Rs 567 crore on other facilities.
The housing programme has estimated 21.70 crore man-days of employment to the labourers. This large-scale construction work will provide employment opportunities to the masons, carpenters, electricians, rod vendors, bricklayers, and cement providers.
The government has decided to provide the building materials at affordable prices. Reverse tendering has been done to supply good quality material below the market price so the beneficiaries will not get the burden. The warehouses to store cement and other materials have been set up in the village and the mandal levels.
Around 69.7 lakh tonnes of cement, 7.44 lakh tonnes of steel, 310 lakh tonnes of sand and other materials procured by the government. It will also provide 20 tonnes of sand free of cost from the nearby sand rigs for the construction.