Chief Minister lays foundation stone for 125 feet Ambedkar memorial

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Chief Minister N.Chandrababu Naidu laid a foundation stone for 125 feet Ambedkar statue at Amaravati coinciding the 125th birth anniversary of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar.

Chandrababu also laid foundation stone for a housing scheme at Jakampudi village on Thursday. He said that the government would construct the memorial including the statue. The proposed memorial would comprise a park, convention centre, a Buddhist meditation hall and a library. The government proposes to construct six lakh houses across the State under NTR Rural Housing Scheme and NTR Urban Housing Scheme for the poor.

Unveiling the pylon for the construction of 10,000 houses at Jakkampudi, Chandrababu said six lakh double bed room houses would be constructed for houseless poor at a cost of Rs.16,000 crore across the State. Two lakh houses would be constructed under NTR Rural Housing Scheme two lakh houses under NTR Urban Housing Scheme and 50,000 houses under other schemes. Over 1.50 lakh houses under NT housing upgradation scheme would be repaired or renovated he said. Rs.42,000 crore was released for houses during the ten year Congress rule but only Rs.12,000 crore was spent.

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