CM Jagan to Launch 7.43 Lakh Housewarming Events:
Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy is set to launch a grand housewarming event for 7.43 lakh houses as part of the Navaratnalu-Pedalandriki Illu initiative in Samarlakota, Kakinada district, on Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
The Jagan Mohan Reddy-led government is dedicated to realizing the dream of impoverished women to become homeowners and has already distributed 30.75 lakh house sites to women throughout the state. This initiative has led to the construction of 21.76 lakh houses as part of the Navaratnalu Pedalandariki Illu.
The stage is prepared for the mass housewarming inauguration event, during which the Chief Minister will address the public following the launch.
Officials have reported that the YSRC government distributed 30.75 lakh free house site pattas to women, with construction work commencing on 21.76 lakh houses. Currently, 7.43 lakh houses have been completed and are being handed over to the beneficiaries. The construction of the remaining houses is progressing at a rapid pace.
Housing Minister Jogi Ramesh explained that the state government’s objective is not only to construct houses but also to create habitations, colonies, and new towns. He elaborated on the distribution of 30.75 lakh house sites across 17,005 YSR-Jagananna Colony layouts, covering a total area of 71,811 acres. The plots’ values range from 2.5 lakh to 15 lakh, depending on their location. Even at the minimum value of 2.5 lakh, the total worth of the plots exceeds 76,000 crore. The construction of 21.76 lakh houses is being carried out under the Navaratnalu Pedalandariki Illu initiative at a cost of 56,700 crore, with each house costing 2.70 lakhs.
In all YSR-Jagananna layouts, the state government is committed to providing infrastructure facilities, including water, electricity, internet, drainage, sewerage, roads, and social infrastructure such as schools, Anganwadi centers, and health facilities, at a cost of 32,909 crore to develop them as Model Colonies.
Apart from granting house sites free of charge, the government is offering 1.80 lakh for construction per unit, providing a pavala vaddi loan of 35,000, free sand valued at 15,000, and an additional benefit of around 40,000 by providing cement, steel, metal frames, and other building materials at subsidized rates.
Ramesh further revealed that the government distributed 30.75 lakh house sites to deserving women beneficiaries across the state, developing 17,005 YSR-Jagananna Colony layouts within 18 months after assuming power in 2019. Additionally, the government is providing TIDCO houses to 2.62 lakh beneficiaries, complete with all necessary infrastructure facilities and free registrations.