Housing Board has over 5,000 acres: Minister

Endowments and Law Minister A Indrakaran Reddy has said the State government has over 5,000 acres land under the State Housing Board.

Responding to questions raised by TRS member V Srinivas Goud during Question Hour here on Thursday, Indrakaran Reddy said the State government would not interfere with the activities of the in Housing Board because it was a business firm. After formation of Telangana State, no Housing Board lands were allotted directly to the beneficiaries other than open auctions, he informed. He said 19 ventures were started in the united Andhra Pradesh and the government had allocated Housing Board lands through open auctions. (NSS)