Andhra Pradesh showcases housing program on national platform

October 23, 2022
Andhra Pradesh showcases housing program on national platform

VISAKHAPATNAM: Andhra Pradesh has decided to provide energy efficient housing facilities, including the adoption of ‘Indo-Swiss building technology’, in the nearly 30 lakh housing units being constructed across AP.

AP’s social housing programme has hogged all the limelight at the national urban housing conclave, which was inaugurated by the Union minister of housing and urban affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri, at Rajkot, Gujarat on Friday.

The Centre is conducting this three-day event to discuss and exhibit innovative construction practices and affordable housing discourses.

According to officials, the 30 lakh houses will come up on 71,811 acres distributed to the beneficiaries in Andhra Pradesh. The state government is spending about Rs.3,525 crore on layout development and Rs 32,900 crore on infrastructure creation. The Indo-Swiss energy efficient building technology’ may help reduce temperature by at least 2 degrees inside the houses than the outside temperature comparing to conventional houses.

Special chief secretary (housing) Ajay Jain said that Andhra Pradesh government is keen on providing the best housing facilities to the beneficiaries by adopting Indo-Swiss building technologies and other modern technologies, including reinforced concrete precast technology, shear wall technology, etc.

“Perhaps, no state in the country is providing such layouts with all modern facilities. The state has spent such a huge amount for the benefit of the poor to enhance their living standards. I am very confident that Andhra Pradesh will set an example to the entire country by constructing YSR Jagananna Colonies by providing best social and physical infrastructure to the beneficiaries,” said Ajay Jain.

The special chief secretary received an award from Hardeep Singh Puri for the best performance in the construction activity of the massive housing program. The Union minister appreciated the efforts of the state government in the construction of urban houses.

The state government will create social infrastructure, including secretariats, health centres, veterinary hospitals, schools, colleges, libraries, shopping complexes, parks, etc and physical infrastructure like 20 to 60-feet concrete cement roads with median, open and underground drains, etc.

The housing department will supply four LED bulbs, two LED tubelights, and two energy efficient fans per each house in a phased manner to 15.6 lakh houses being constructed in the first phase of housing scheme with support of AP State Energy Efficiency Development Corporation Limited through Energy Efficiency Services Limited. These measures are expected to save 734 units of energy per house per annum.

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