Housing scheme postponed to 15 August
YJ Jagan mohan Reddy, chief minister of Andhrapradesh is moving with high-speed to implement several welfare schemes to the people but the Corona pandemic is creating obstacles for the government.
Jagan's dream scheme "Housing for everyone "is differed once again. It's aimed to distribute 26 lakhs of house pattas for weaker section in the state on 8 July, on the occasion of birth anniversary of former chief minister YS Rajasekhar Reddy. But due to Corona pandemic the government on Monday informed all district collectors that the launch of the scheme would be deferred to a later date to be communicated soon. It's is expected to be formally launched on August 15, on the occasion.
Though the growing intensity of Covid-19 is said to be the main reason for the postponement of the launch of the housing for poor scheme, sources said the decision was taken on the advice of legal experts who warned that it might draw the contempt of court.
The house sites distribution programme was previously planned for March 25, on the day of Ugadi festival,.
But the first hurdle came from State Election Commissioner Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar who issued orders asking the Jagan government to put off the house sites’ distribution programme on the pretext of model code of conduct for local body elections came.
Though Jagan had overcome the hurdle of house sites distribution on Ugadi, as the SEC was forced to lift the model code of conduct following the Supreme Court directions, he did not do so because of Corona effect.
Later the program was scheduled to organize on April 14, which will coincide with the birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar. But the plans of Jagan have now gone due to sudden decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi imposing nation-wide lockdown till April 15. Finally it's decided to disburse house pattas on 8July but the situations are not in favour of the AP government and again it's forced to postpone.