Visakhapatnam. Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday distributed 1.25 lakh house site pattas to the beneficiaries at Payidawada Agraharam in Sabbavaram mandal of Anakapalli district. Stating that due to court cases filed by the opposition, there was a delay of 489 days in distribution, Jagan said, “The government had decided to give pattas to the beneficiaries 16 months back. We have overcome all hurdles to ensure the distribution of pattas. While there are 13,000 panchayats in the state, 17,000 Jagannath colonies are being built.
Addressing a gathering, the CM informed that a total of 10,228 houses will be constructed in Paidivada Agraharam alone. Infrastructure facilities such as schools, hospitals, markets, parks and roads will be developed at a cost of Rs 35,000 crore. Apart from handing over 1.25 lakh housing sites in urban areas, another 1.7 lakh sites in rural areas are being distributed with permission to construct houses.