Special Correspondent

Collector warns them of stern action

Kadapa backward in Indiramma housing in first phase

Progress in the second phase satisfactory

KADAPA: Collector M.T. Krishna Babu pulled up officials at a review meeting here on Saturday as Kadapa district remained backward in the implementation of Indiramma housing first phase, although the progress in the second phase was satisfactory.

He warned of action if the desired progress was not achieved within a month.

Addressing a review meeting on Indiramma housing at RIMS auditorium, he said out of 1,02,855 houses sanctioned in the second phase, 64,019 houses were at the foundation level and work on about 40,000 houses were yet to be commenced. However, the district stood second with 61.65 per cent progress, he said. It was alarming that progress was below 50 per cent in Vontimitta, Nandalur, Atlur, Porumamilla, Badvel and Brahmamgari Matham mandals.

Despite cen upt per cent sanction of bridge loans, only 28 per cent progress was achieved in Vontimitta, two years after launching the programme, he said and warned of action against the assistant engineer of housing if substantial progress was not achieved within a month.

He asked special officers to pay attention and make field visits. Referring to complaints that bills were being paid to old houses in Veerapunayunipalle mandal, he warned the mandal officials that criminal cases would be filed even if one such instance was noticed.

Mandal housing officers would be held responsible if they signed without verification. Under Indiramma first and second phases, progress was less than 50 per cent in Simhadripuram, Atlur, Peddamudiyam, Mydukur and Khajipet mandals, the Collector said.