NTR housing scheme was launched in 2016 to provide affordable houses to both urban and rural section of Andhra Pradesh.
Allotment of houses under this scheme began from May 2017. Krishna district was the first to receive more than 32,000 houses. Close to 36,000 houses were also sanctioned in the district of Guntur in October.
In 2018, the state government allotted more than 15,000 houses to the urban sections. Another 1,300+ beneficiaries also received houses in the villages of Nidamarru, Penumaka, and Navuluru under NTR housing scheme. The government also allotted more than 3 lakh houses in July to 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh.
The largest allotment was made in February 2019 when the government handed over 4 lakh houses to the beneficiaries of the Nedurumalli Janardhan Reddy Colony in Nellore.
NTR housing scheme in 2020
The state government has amended this housing scheme with the onset of its new ruling party. Renamed YSR Housing Scheme, this new programme was announced on 12th July 2019 and is expected to be launched soon.
- Available land
Under this new model, 1% of the plots in the rural regions will be reserved to provide houses to the underprivileged.
The government currently has around 2,500 acres of land in urban regions with plans to purchase another 11,000 acres. Similarly, 8,000 acres of land will be purchased in rural regions; 19,000 acres are already available.
- Beneficiaries and construction target
The state government of Andhra Pradesh as identified 22 lakh beneficiaries and plans to construct 25 lakh houses in the next 5 years.
It has already conducted reverse tendering and sanctioned contracts for the construction of 65,000+ units. Owing to this, the government has saved more than Rs.100 crore on the construction of the first 14,000+ units in Krishna, Chittoor, Vijayanagaram, Visakhapatnam and districts.
To fund the construction, the central government will be providing around Rs.1,800+ crore under PMAY. A credit of Rs.5,000 crore will be sanctioned by a public housing finance company. The state government will sanction Rs.1,200+ crore towards the construction of houses for EWS families.
A total of Rs.9,700+ crore has been sanctioned by the current Andhra Pradesh government towards this housing scheme.
This housing scheme is linked with Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. Beneficiaries will be able to enjoy all the key benefits of PMAY under this programme.
3 components of this new scheme are –
- PMAY YSR Gramin Housing Scheme – Rural regions.
- PMAY YSR Urban Housing Scheme – Urban areas.
- YSR EWS Housing Scheme – For the Economically Weaker Sections.
Home loans under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana will be available for the beneficiaries under this scheme.
The YSR Housing Scheme will also be implemented in phases, similar to the previous housing scheme.
Eligibility criteria for this new scheme remain the same as NTR affordable housing scheme–
- A citizen of Andhra Pradesh.
- Hold a Below Poverty Level (BPL) or Above Poverty Line (APL) certificate.
- Must not possess a house or land under any other government scheme.
Applicants have to provide these documents –
- Present address proof.
Permanent address proof in case of upgradation.
- Other identity proof document – Driving license, Voter ID, etc.
- Income details of the beneficiary and his/her family members.
- Bank account details.
- Domicile certificate
Process to become a beneficiary
Andhra Pradesh government has not yet notified the procedure for registration. Registration process may be conducted both online and offline.
Individuals have to know all about the NTR housing scheme in Andhra Pradesh to become beneficiaries. Renamed as YSR Housing Scheme, it has shown favourable outcomes till date that will benefit the citizens who are in much need of homes. It is thus the perfect time to buy a dream home.