No Address For 2-Bedroom Houses

  • Development pushed back by publicity craze
  • Babu’s deceitful governance
  • NTR Gruha Nirmana Pathakam pompously unveiled on
    Ambedkar Jayanthi
  • Foundation stones masked by cobwebs

Chandrababu says something
and does something else. He boasts as if he is the brand ambassador of peace
and piousness, but in action, he is not even close to what he projects.
Campaign promises like loan waiver and employment creation have been left
untouched. Another such promise is
construction of pakka houses. He promised to move all poor people into pakka
houses. On Ambedkar Jayanthi, he unveiled NTR Gruha Nirmana Pathakam, but
hardly got any houses built.

Six lakh 2-bedroom
houses were promised by him with an expenditure of Rs.16,000 crore on the 125th
birth anniversary of Dr. BR Ambedkar, during the groundbreaking ceremony
performed at Jakkampudi of Vijayawada Rural mandal on the 14th of
April in 2016.

Under NTR rural and
urban house construction schemes, 4 lakh new houses and renovation of 2 lakh old
houses were promised. He revealed his plan to use new technology not even used
in countries like Singapore, Malaysia and China for the construction of these
2-bedroom houses. Following this, TDP leaders got old houses in many areas of
the state demolished and laid foundation stones for new houses in that place.

Following his stale
formula ‘Start it and set it aside’, Chandrababu put this scheme aside. The
silver lining to this is that only one groundbreaking ceremony was done instead
of repeated ceremonies like for Amaravathi and Polavaram project.

While 43 lakh houses
were built under YSR’s tenure, Chandrababu is still in groundbreaking stage
after 3 years.

Foundation stones with cobwebs

The foundation stones
laid by TDP leaders in Jakkampudi as well as other places in the state are
standing still with no development to witness. With new houses not being
started and old houses demolished, many people are living in cattle sheds and
huts. Not even one house has been built after TDP came to power. At least the
selection of beneficiaries has not been done. Under Indiramma scheme, 44.8 lakh
houses have been sanctioned in the past, among which 25.63 lakh have been
completed. But as bills were not sanctioned by TDP, 19.16 lakh houses were stopped uncompleted. Due to this, many colonies in the state are seen
as skeletons.

What happened to the Rs.350 crore?

Under ‘House for All’
scheme, in 2015–16, the centre
allocated 1,93,647 houses to poor people in 37 urban areas of AP. Until now,
only 35,510 have been sanctioned houses officially, but permission has not been
sanctioned. The state has decided to get these houses built under NTR house construction
scheme. The centre has already sanctioned Rs.350 crore for this project. With
no house built, the state Government is answerable to the centre for all the

Delay in selection of beneficiaries

Certain ruling party
MLAs expressed their helplessness in selecting beneficiaries for the houses,
despite funds being allocated by the centre, due to the intervention of Janmabhoomi
Committees. It has been four months since the CM said that he would decide and
announce wat kind of parametres should be used for the construction of the
houses, but there is no noise from that side ever since.

Newer promises

Despite not keeping the
promise of getting houses built, Chandrababu has made a new promise to get
apartments built in villages through NTR housing. In Janmabhoomi-Maa ooru
meeting held at Chennur village of Guduru mandal of Nellore district, he made
this new promise. Stating that a new fibre connection would be available in the
state soon and every house would become a treasure of knowledge, he said that
the project worth Rs.5,000 crore had been completed in just Rs.330 crore.

He also promised a smart
phone for every house, with Rs.1000 expenditure from the customer and Rs.1000
from the Government. He also stated that the Government would be beside every
person from birth to death. Trickery and bluff work are hidden talents of Babu
and he is using them to the core, much to people’s disgust.

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