Special Correspondent

Indira yojana funds to be used

  • 80,840 houses damaged in the floods, 16,957 fully
  • Chief Minister reviews implementation of Indiramma scheme
  • Reward for providing info on ineligible persons getting old-age pension

    HYDERABAD: Pucca houses will be constructed under Indiramma scheme for below poverty line (BPL) families whose dwellings have been damaged fully or partially in the recent floods in 16 districts.

    This decision was taken by Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy at a meeting to review the programme here on Monday. Funds for building these houses will be provided through Indira Awas Yojana. According to initiatal estimates, 80,840 houses have been damaged in the floods, 16,957 of them fully.

    Deadline extended

    The meeting decided to include sarpanch in village committees formed to implement Indiramma scheme.

    The Chief Minister extended the deadline for receiving complaints against inclusion of ineligible persons in the list of beneficiaries under Indiramma as well as fresh applications till August-end.

    Dr. Reddy asked officials to continue the reward of Rs. 1,000 for those naming ineligible persons being included in the list. He wanted the final lists to be prepared by mid-September.

    He said a similar reward should be given to those providing information about an ineligible person getting old-age pension. An eligible person could be included in the list once the ineligible name was removed.

    The Chief Minister noted that 27,639 complaints had been received about ineligible persons being included in the list prepared for housing, apart from 1,09,512 fresh applications.

    Officials told him that 16.32 lakh rural houses had been sanctioned so far.

    Rural electrification

    An official press note said that 61,990 households had been electrified under Indiramma till July-end in the rural areas and 7,602 households in towns.

    Ministers K. Jana Reddy, D. Srinivas and J.C. Diwakar Reddy and Chief Secretary J. Harinarayana were among those present.