Women and Child Welfare Minister Peethala Sujatha speaking at a function organised to lay foundation stone to 1,550 housing units at Madepalli village of Venkatapuram Panchayati in Eluru rural mandal on Thursday
Women and Child Welfare Minister Peethala Sujatha speaking at a function organised to lay foundation stone to 1,550 housing units at Madepalli village of Venkatapuram Panchayati in Eluru rural mandal on Thursday

Eluru: Women and Child Welfare Minister Peethala Sujatha has said that under NTR Housing Scheme, 58,000 houses have been sanctioned for West Godavari district. She laid the foundation stone to 1,550 housing units, at Madepalli village of Venkatapuram Panchayati in Eluru rural mandal, to be constructed under NTR Housing Scheme.

Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that under the scheme, it was targeted to complete these houses in three years. She further said that out of the total sanctioned 6 lakh houses, two lakh houses would be constructed in rural areas at a cost of Rs 5,800 crore. These houses would be completed this year. 

Another two lakh houses would be constructed with Rs10,000 crore in urban areas, she added. Eluru MLA Badeti Kota Ramarao (Bujji) said under NTR Housing Scheme, these houses would be constructed and the colony would be provided with drains, roads, power supply and other basic amenities. 

West Godavari District Collector K Bhaskar said that 1,250 houses in rural areas of every assembly constituency were sanctioned in the district. He said that another 40,000 houses were also sanctioned in urban areas. He said a model colony would be constructed in Madepalli village under the NTR Housing Scheme.

Eluru MP Maganti Venkateswara Rao (Babu), Sarpanch Cherukuri Deepti Usha, AMC Chairman Kurella Ramprasad, Housing Board Project Director Srinivasa Rao, Eluru Municipal Commissioner Y Saisrikanth and others participated in the programme. Earlier, the Minister and others garlanded Ambedkar's portrait and paid tributes.