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Telangana: Vision turns reality in Mahabubnagar as 2BHK colony gets ready

Mahabubnagar: Images of a hut overlooking a waterbody in the backdrop of a stretch of hills with birds flying in the open sky may have flashed through the minds of primary schoolchildren who have put the same on a piece of paper for ages. This impression of a scenic portrait may now change for the children of Nizalapur village in Moosapet mandal of Mahabubnagar very soon.

The scene may be the same, but the hut would probably be replaced with the image of an independent double-bedroom house, thanks to the State government’s housing scheme for the poor.

The construction of 20 2BHK houses in Nizalapur village has been completed, making it the first village in Mahabubnagar district to roll out the State government’s prestigious housing scheme.

Despite several hurdles, the construction took one year to complete the first phase and the village administration is planning to construct another 80 houses within a year, if the State government can raise the current cap of Rs 4.20 to Rs 4.30 lakh per house to Rs 5.50 lakh per house.

“As there was no government land available in the village, we had to purchase pieces of land at various places for the construction of 2BHK houses. Seven village committees have jointly identified 280 beneficiaries,” said G Bheemaiah, the sarpanch’s brother and convener of the village’s Rythu Samanvaya Samithi. He is also the president of the village’s Natural Resources Committee and has been overseeing the construction work for about a year now.

An acre of land was purchased from a farmer for construction of 60 houses. In another corner of the village, another piece of land was purchased for constructing 20 more houses. As Dalits had requested the sarpanch to build the houses in their colony itself, a piece of land was identified in the SC colony itself to construct eight houses there. Once a land dispute between three brothers is settled, work would start in the SC colony as well.

On Friday, Ministers C Laxma Reddy, Jupally Krishna Rao and MLAs A Venkateshwar Reddy, Srinivas Goud and a host of TRS leaders would be attending the housewarming ceremony, where the rituals would be performed by 10 pandits.

An L-shaped hall with a bathroom, two bedrooms with one having another bathroom and a kitchen form part of a 2BHK house. Unlike Erravalli, Nizalapur does not have much space for parking vehicles. Beneficiaries have been asked to construct compound walls by themselves after six months. There is a Mission Bhagiratha overhead reservoir which is being built close to the colony from where water would be supplied to the entire community.

Every house has a tank with 500 litre capacity atop the terrace and electricity connections have been given which should start functioning in a day or two.

“We are thankful to Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao for building 2BHK houses for us without even letting us get our hands dirty with cement or paint,” said Tulasi, one of the beneficiaries who was busy cleaning her house on Thursday, to make it ready for the housewarming ceremony to be held on Friday.

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