P Narayana the state Minister for Urban Development asked Vizianagaram’s district officials to build affordable houses for the underprivileged in the next 15 months.
The minister during an inspection tour at Saripalli village, he noticed that the state government had recognized that there was a need to build over eight lakh houses for the needy and said that nearly seven lakh units would be constructed in the next 15 months.
He observed that by March 24, the first phase of construction, over 35,000 units would be inaugurated.
Within the next 15 months, the government would take on the huge task of building pucca housing with proper amenities.
The state government had ensured the allotment of 6,00,000 units from the Union government, he said.
He further added that all the major urban development officials have sent to the country to study the best models of construction and to use the best quality of materials available.
The Minister said, over 4,000 units had been granted to the Vizianagaram district.