The State government targeted to complete construction of 30 lakh houses for the poor across the State in five years, but the opposition party members are drawing flak over the acquisition of lands by making false allegations, said Minister of Finance Buggana Rajendranath Reddy.
Addressing a press conference on Friday, Minister Rajendranath Reddy stated that the State government went with land acquisition for housing in a transparent method as per the land acquisition act. “The market value of the land is Rs 7 lakhs per acre and as per the guidelines of the acquisition act, we are subjected to pay around Rs 43 lakh. Since we need a large piece of land at a single identified space for building colonies, we offered to pay Rs 45 lakh. But opposition leader Chandrababu Naidu is stating that we can get land within Rs 10 lakh and we are ready to accept it for that price if he can provide.”
Minister further said that the TDP members are making false allegations against the government stating that we are selling the houses and enacting corruption. “There is no scope for us to sell the houses as only 29 lakh people have applied for houses, while the State government is on a mission to provide 30 lakh houses to the poor. During TDP rule in all five year, only 7.5 lakh houses, including those with Union Government grants have been constructed and handed over to the beneficiaries and also left a due of Rs 4300 Crore to the housing corporation and TIDCO. While during YS Rajasekar Reddy term, almost over 24 lakh houses have been constructed. But Chandrababu Naidu falsely claims that he has completed over 9.10 lakh houses and issued pattas to the public. Our Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy clearly told officials that every eligible person should be benefited from the government initiative and not leave any single person.”
Meanwhile reverting back to the allegations by TDP leader Yanamala Ramakrishnudu on taking Rs 80,000 Crore loan, Minister Rajendranath Reddy stated that the State government is only allowed to take the loan as per the FRBM limits and Rs 80,000 crore is highly impossible. “We advise the opposition leaders not to go with making false allegations and confuse the public. As per the FRBM limits, during 2018-19 financial year, Rs 38251.05 Crore of loan has been taken while in the current year, as the revenue of the State increased the loan was also increased to Rs 45552 Crore. Everything is being done as per the stipulated guidelines but the opposition members are making unnecessary controversies over every issue.”