Siddipet: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will participate in the mass ‘Grihapravesh’ (house-warming ceremony) at Erravelly in Siddipet district on Friday to mark the launch of the State government’s flagship programme of providing double-bedroom houses to the poor in rural Telangana.
The Chief Minister will inaugurate about 600 double-bedroom houses in Eravelly and Narsannapet villages in Markook mandal, two villages adopted by him, at 7.53 am on Friday. The State government took up construction of each house on a 200-yard plot with plinth area of 560 sft in each unit.
The grand and massive house-warming ceremony will be performed by 600 priests when the beneficiaries from these two villages cross the threshold of their houses in a traditional way.
Exactly a year ago, the Chief Minister had performed Ayutha Chandi Yagam at his farmhouse at Erravelly village. The State government will also distribute two milch buffaloes and ten hens to each of these 600 families.
District Collector P.Venkatrami Reddy, however, clarified that construction of only 330 houses at Erravelly and 153 houses at Narasannapet, against the 600 grounded, had been completed as on date. The construction of the rest of the houses were in progress and nearing completion. “We are considering it a historic occasion since no government in Independent India has ever provided poor people with double-bedroom houses,” Venkatrami Reddy said.
Honouring the electoral promise of Telangana Rashtra Samithi, the Chief Minister had launched his dream project of providing double bedroom houses to poor in these two villages, and the scheme will soon cover the entire State.
The Collector said that these two villages were also provided with best available infrastructure facilities like internal roads, lighting, drainage, internet connection, soak pits, drinking water supply under Mission Bhagiratha and others.
Officials ensured that each house has five fruit-bearing plants. The construction of a massive function hall to accommodate over 1,000 people has also been completed, Reddy said, adding that the district administation had also taken up co-operative farming in these two villages, and are expecting record production of soybean this year.