The district administration has geared up to kickstart works for the 20,000 houses which had been sanctioned by the Central government under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana scheme. About a year ago, the Prime Minister has started the PMAY scheme to provide housing to all to the urban communities. According to the guidelines of the scheme, if the beneficiaries have house sites, the government would help construct individual houses and those who do not have house sites, the government would build group houses.
The district administrations have been facing a tough time to take up the housing scheme in the urban areas, as the land is not available for the project. Collector N Yuvaraj convened a meeting with the city MLAs. The collector and the MLAs discussed the selection of the places to take up the housing project in the city. Selection of beneficiaries, allotments and infrastructure issues have been discussed in the meeting.
The state government has also decided to promote the housing projects with private partnership and announced that a Township Infrastructure Corporation (TIC) would be floated. The MLAs and the collector decided to give the work order to TIC for construction of the PMAY group houses. The collector said that as many as 10,000 houses were expected to be constructed as individual houses and rest of group houses.
The beneficiaries who would apply to construct individual house in their own house sites, joint selective teams would visit the spot and examine the documents before sanction of the houses. The applications would be sorted out assembly constituency wise, the collector added. The collector informed the MLAs to identify the places in their respective constituencies to take up the PMAY houses.
GVMC commissioner Pravin Kumar, MLAs B Satyanarayana Murty, P Vishnukumar Raju, P Ganababu, V Ramakrishna Babu and V Ganesh Kumar, UCD project director Srinivas and project director Prasad and other officials participated in the discussions.