Double bedroom scheme impressive: Union Minister

The flagship double bedroom scheme for the poor to lead a respectful life in Hyderabad is an impressive effort, said Union Minister for Housing & Urban Development Hardeep Puri.

Telangana Animal Husbandry Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav and a team of officials accompanied the Union Minister to visit IDH Colony at New Bohiguda. The Union Minister inspected the housing units and appreciated the Telangana Government for its efforts to provide permanent shelter to the poor free of cost. The Centre plans to provide housing facility to all citizens by 2022, he stated. Efforts are on that direction to provide housing to the poor, who need to lead a respectful life like any others, Puri said.

 He also said it was a revolutionary decision to ensure that the city becomes free from slums and providing housing for the poor. Removing slums and dwellings of weaker sections is a major challenge for the governments, he opined. However, efforts to provide double bedroom housing to the poor is an ideal and inspirational step to other States in India, the Union minister said. The plan of providing one lakh double bedroom units in GHMC limits at 109 places is a tough task to remove the slum dwellers and basthis. Out of 41 such places, the officials could evict families from 39 basthis for construction of housing units and the GHMC officials succeeded in their efforts, he said.

Srinivas Yadav said like never before in India, the TRS Government has taken up the great scheme to provide permanent shelter to the poor. No other city has succeeded by removing slums to build housing facility, he said.

State Government Advisor Ramachandra Naik, MP Bandaru Dattatreya, GHMC Commissioner, B. Janardhan Reddy and others were present. (NSS)