TIRUPATI: State finance minister Buggana Rajendranath Reddy stated that state government is committed to complete the construction of 17 lakh houses to be handed over to the beneficiaries in Phase-1 of Navaratnalu Pedalandariki illu programme.
State finance minister and district in-charge minister Anil Kumar Yadav held a review meeting of various government programmes in Kurnool district on Monday. He told the reporters that chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy was committed to fulfilling the dreams of the homeless to own their own house.
“Under the Navaratnalu Pedalandariki illu programme, 30 lakh houses are proposed to be constructed. On the 1st, 3rd and 4th of next month, housing ground melas will be held and we will ensure our targets of allotting houses to the beneficiaries are met at any cost,” Buggana Rajendranath Reddy said.
Several ruling party legislators brought to the notice of the minister that the housing for all programme had hit a roadblock at various assembly constituencies in Kurnool district due to non-availability of government lands.
After the legislators pointed out that the district administrations of Nellore and East Godavari districts had purchased private lands to speed up the housing scheme in their respective districts, state finance minister directed the officials of Kurnool district to adopt a similar approach wherever government lands were not available.