affordable housing
Under the Pradhan Mantri Awaz Yojna in Saripalli and Suryanagar in Vizianagaram town, Housing Development Board’s Regional Manager, G Prasad said that the houses will be constructed for poor people and the proposal is to tie up with banks to finance the construction of the housing units. The mega project of building houses would be completed within 15 months of inking the agreement with the concerned banks. The empowered officials enquired about the implementation of various state and Union government’s Urban Housing schemes and expressed disappointment that out of the total 6,641 houses granted under various schemes of urban housing in the entire district till now, only 2,062 houses were under various stages of construction. The collector said any further delay from officials would result in middlemen and brokers benefiting from the schemes and not the needy and this has to be avoided at any cost.