AP govt sets in motion its plan to provide housing to all poor

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today directed officials to enumerate details of people in the state who do not have a house or land.

In a tele-conference with about 8,000 officials on different issues today, Naidu said, “Our government’s aim is to provide a house to every poor family,” he was quoted as saying in an official release.

He asked the officials to undertake field-level visits to prepare an action plan to achieve the goal of providing houses to the deprived sections.

Talking about the government’s programme of ‘Chandranna Sankranti Kanuka’ (a programme of distributing gifts like dal, rice and ghee for the harvest festival of Sankranti), he told the officials that any irregularities in its implementation would be not spared.

“The government has initiated distribution of ‘Chandranna Kanuka’ to lighten up the festive spirit among people. But, it has come to our notice that some people are supplying sub-standard goods. Such acts will not be tolerated,” he was quoted as saying in the release.

He directed the district Collectors to take strict action against those who were hurting the state government’s image by doing such acts.

Naidu asked the state administration to work towards achieving 100 per cent results in 20 ‘non-negotiable indicators’.

“Encourage the villages that have achieved favourable results and set up pylons commemorating their achievement. Identify villages that have achieved results in economic indicators and happiness index and encourage them to strive harder,” he said.

He also highlighted how West Godavari district utilised NREGA funds through convergence of funds for better results.