The Andhra Pradesh Government recently allocated a fund of Rs. 50,000 crores for the construction of dwelling units under the PMAY i.e. the Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojna. In Vishakhapatnam, Cherukuvada Sriranganadha Raju, Housing Minister, Andhra Pradesh, shared this information.
According to the officials, the State Government plans to conduct a comprehensive survey to figure out the suitable beneficiaries for the affordable housing units. This survey will be carried out about the under-construction units allotted to the beneficiaries by the earlier government.
All the eligible beneficiaries will be required to submit their bills.
Prior to this, in a meeting with engineers of the housing department the concerned minister showcased his responsibility for the development of dwelling units to a single person instead of to a contractor. Every residential block for Dalits and Scheduled Tribes (STs) will comprise of 20-25 units.
The officials also informed that they will propose a strong development plan while considering the housing requirements. A proposal will be laid on the table once it is structured properly.
Approximately 10,000 dwelling units are approved in Vizianagaram under multiple housing schemes in the past five years.
A recent study by ICRA shows that Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh have built the highest number of housing units under the PMAY scheme that is a flagship program launched by the Narendra Modi-led Union Government in 2016 to offer housing for all by 2022.
Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal also built the highest number dwelling units under the Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojna, the study said.
Mahi Aggarwal, Assistant Vice-President said that this achievement by the states not only showcases their active participation in formulating the PPP [Public-Private-Partnership] but it also proves their determination to implement policies.