Y S Jagan lead Andhra Pradesh government had decided to regularise all unauthorised constructions across the State. The government would charge Rs 1 per two cents for regularisation of unauthorised houses. The balance unauthorised area would be regularised as per the space.
The chief minister had directed the officials to complete the process of identification of beneficiaries for the house sites to be given to the poor on Ugadi 2020. He had also directed them to identify the available government land in every village to be distributed to the people for house sites. Each family would get 2 cents of land first and a permanent house later.
The officials told the chief minister that over 20.47 lakh people were identified both in the rural and urban areas to receive the benefit. The government has to acquire 19,000 acres of land from private persons which would cost Rs 12,000 crore. The officials have identified over 20,000 acres in the rural areas, while another 8,000 acres are to be acquired.
In urban areas, there is only 2,500 acres of government land is available while another 14,000 acres is required, the officials said. The government would also shift all those who have been living on the river and canal banks as part of this programme. The staff of the village secretariats were asked to identify the beneficiaries, display the list in the village secretariats for the people to audit it.
The chief minister had told the officials not to reject any beneficiary on political ground and wanted them to extend the benefit to all the eligible persons both in the rural and urban areas.
It is to be seen how the government would handle this massive programme with a little over 20 lakh people identified to receive the benefit.