Andhra Pradesh government to allot 15,091 houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

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Andhra Pradesh government on September 6 approves to allot 15,091 houses at a cost of Rs 3.50 lakh each in 2018-19 under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) – NTR Nagar Urban Housing Scheme.

The state government also decided that if houses allotted in rural areas of the state from 1993-94 to 2006-07 are in deteriorated or dilapidated condition, then such people will get new homes. Rural people will get new houses under NTR Rural Housing Scheme with the same conditions.

The state government also decided to pay dearness allowance at the revised rates to the state government employees and pensioners. The revised rates will be applicable from 7 January 2017 and this entails burden of Rs 627crores to the state exchequer.

State government also approved the draft of A.P-Maritime Board Bill, 2017 to set up maritime board, for development of seaports in the state and a proposal to revise exclusive limits of Kriahnapatnam port.

State government accepted the proposal to give incentives to IndiGo for operating two return flights a week from Vijayawada and Singapore and for the introduction of nine-seater aircraft between Vijayawada and Puttaparthi and Vijayawada and Nagarajuna Sagar.

State government took another decision to establish an International Institute of Digital Technologies as a not-for-profit company under Section 8 of the Companies Act at Tirupati at an estimated cost of nearly Rs 100 crore.