CM Jagan launches MIGs housing projects in Andhra Pradesh

Chief Minister launched residential plots for middle-class families under Jagananna Smart Townships

VIJAYAWADA: Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy said that the government aims to ensure that every poor person has a home and the dream of owning a house for middle-class people will be fulfilled through the Jagananna Smart Township scheme.

The Chief Minister on Tuesday launched the Jagananna Smart Townships for middle-income group (MIGs) in the state by making live the JST website during a programme held in the CM camp office at Tadepalli on Tuesday.

The Chief Minister launched residential plots for middle-class families under Jagananna Smart Townships besides the official website to book plots.

Speaking on the occasion, Jagan Mohan Reddy said that the government had already provided 31 lakh house pattas to the poor, and started the phase-1 construction of 15.6 lakh houses.

Jagan Mohan Reddy said all family members belonging to Andhra Pradesh with income upto Rs 18 lakh per annum are eligible to apply from three categories of plots 150 square yards, 200 square yards and 240 square yards. The Chief Minister assured that the entire allotment will be done in a transparent way with a computerised lottery regardless of caste, religion, region, or political affiliation.

In the first phase, plots were made available at Dharmavaram in Anantapur district, Mangalagiri in Guntur district, Rayachoti in Kadapa district, Kandukur in Prakasam district, Eluru in West Godavari district and Kavali in Nellore district. The initiative will be further taken to the constituency level by establishing at headquarters of each constituency.

The Chief Minister explained that all the eligible people can apply at, by paying 10 per cent of the total price. The first instalment of 30 per cent is to be paid in a month after the agreement, another 30 per cent in six months and the remaining 30 per cent can be paid at the time of registration. Ten per cent of the layouts will be reserved for the government employees and a 20 per cent rebate will be given.

Elaborating further details, CM Jagan said that 50 per cent of the layout area will be utilised for common needs in the colony like parks, playgrounds, schools, banks, and 60-feet wide BT roads, 40-feet wide CC roads, footpaths with coloured tiles, and avenue plantations will be taken up. For maintenance of the layouts, a corpus fund will be established and handed over to the owners association.

Municipal and urban development minister Botsa Satyanarayana, Chief Secretary Sameer Sharma, municipal urban development special chief secretary Y. Srilakshmi, municipal and urban development secretary M.V. Ramamanohara Rao, MIG Layout Special Officer Basant Kumar and other senior officials were present on the occasion.

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