On Thursday Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Chandrababu Naidu handed over 300,000 Houses to the beneficiary families. He celebrated the massive house warming ceremonies with the families from Vijayawada and also interacted with the beneficiaries through live video conference. This program was named as ‘Anandala logillu choosodham randi’ meaning let us visit the joyous homes. Several ministers and government officials all over the districts participated in the program and handed over the keys to the families that were selected by the state. This program is considered to be one of the largest such undertakings in the country.
In a public meeting organized to celebrate the handing over of houses in Vijayawada CM Chandrababu Naidu said they have strived to make the dreams come true for 300,000 families. Though the newly formed state was lacking funds, the state government has taken up this project prestigiously and fulfilled their goals. He further added that the centre did not contribute for rural housing in AP in spite of several requests. He estimated that around 19 lakh houses need to be constructed by the end of 2019. He ridiculed that in the previous government they promised to deliver 14 lakh houses and ended up gobbling Rs 4,000 crores. Several of the houses were not completed and they have become haunted houses.
It is a celebration time for the families who were granted the new houses. Massive house warming ceremonies were organized all over the state. Several ministers and MLA s attended these functions in their respective constituencies and handed over the houses to the beneficiaries. 300,000 people became proud owners of homes in 174 constituencies, 12,767 Panchayats in 664 Mandals and 2093 wards in 110 municipalities. The list of all the houses given to the benefactors is given below:
East Godavari 37,207
West Godavari 27,710