FREEDOM PRESS BUREAU
Hyderabad, July 1: Telangana Ministers Mohammed Mahmood Ali and Talasani Srinivas Yadav on Thursday inaugurated 180 double bedroom houses for poor people near Hussain Sagar lake at GYR Compound of Bansilalpet here in Hyderabad.
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has built these houses at a cost of more than Rs 15.57 crore. GHMC Mayor Vijayalaxmi Gadwal, Dy. Mayor Srilatha Shoban Reddy, Bansilalpet Corporator Hemalatha, and others were also present during the inauguration.
Handing over the 180 2BHK homes built under the Telangana government’s Dignity Housing programme, Home Minister Mahmood Ali said that the Dignity Housing 2BHK programme is a matter of pride not just for Telangana but is setting a benchmark for India.
Mahmood Ali extended greetings to the 180 beneficiaries and asked them to maintain a clean environment. He said, “TRS government offers several Welfare schemes for the poor, SC, ST, Minorities and BCs.”
Speaking on the occasion, Animal Husbandary Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav said, “thanks to Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao, an area that was a slum, has now been redeveloped and built in the heart of Hyderabad overlooking the famous Hussain Sagar Lake.”
The buildings have been furnished with three elevators and six shops, with facilities of drinking water, electricity supply, underground drainage, lift facility, fire safety, CC roads and street lighting, the Minister said.
“Each of these 180 units has been built at a cost of Rs 8.65 lakh over 560 square feet of area,” he added.
Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has been implementing the housing facility for the poor free of cost, while no other state in the country is daring to give such houses to the poor except CM KCR, he claimed.
He added that “Chief Minister KCR has been offering financial support for education, marriage through Kalyana Lakshmi, Shadi Mubarak, and housing facilities.”
Only Telangana state is offering welfare schemes by spending Rs 45000 Crores, “it is a record and other states are trying to follow our schemes,” he said.