The flagship program of distribution of two-bedroom houses for the poor was on Monday launched by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao along with Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatraya at IDH Colony near Bhoiguda in Secunderabad here.
The two double bedroom houses, a brain child of KCR, were built with all amenities like road, drainage, water, power and others. KCR gave away the house site pattas to as many as 396 beneficiaries at a specially arranged program .The handing over of the new houses left the new owners into raptures as the entire area was decked up to suit the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister claimed that it is history in India that the poor got permanent accommodation. “I am happy to see you entering your own two bedroom houses built as per our promise”, he said. Similar houses of 400 each in every Assembly segment will be built for the poor, an elated KCR declared amid applause.
The Chief Minister criticized the previous governments in 60 years for failing to build such houses for the poor. However, the 18 month old TRS Government became an ideal to the nation by providing permanent shelter to the poor, he remarked. To add to their glee, the Chief Minister had lunch with the beneficiaries and local people along with ministers and legislators. Each house was built in 580 sq ft area with all facilities and the beneficiaries are a happy lot to witness their long cherished dream coming true in a segment of Sanathnagar of Srinivas Yadav holding Commercial Taxes Ministry.
It is rare that a government project was announced and completed within the term of an elected government. During one of his visits, KCR saw the abysmal conditions at a slum in Bhoiguda and immediately announced construction of double bedroom flats for the slum dwellers. Earlier, the Centre and State governments used to construct houses for the poor in faraway places due to which most of them are left unoccupied and abandoned.
Earlier, the colony was scheduled to be inaugurated on October 22, but with KCR attending Amaravati foundation ceremony in Andhra Pradesh, the program was rescheduled for November 16.
Home Minister Nayani Narsimha Reddy, Talasani Srinivas Yadav, Padma Rao Goud, Mahender Reddy and others were present. (NSS)