All You Need To Know About Telangana Govt's 2BHK Scheme
When Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao launched the 2BHK Dignity Housing Scheme in 2015, he went a step ahead of the Central government to provide housing to the state’s poor. Unlike those who are applying for homes under the Centre’s Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), beneficiaries applying under the Dignity Housing Scheme would get their 560-square foot (sqft) homes that are worth between Rs 5-9 lakh for free.
The state plans to build a total of 2.80 lakh 2BHK units under the programme at an estimated cost of Rs 18,000 crore ─ of this Rs 3,230 crore has already been allocated by the state government.
Of these, a total of one lakh units are likely to come up across 40 locations in Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy, Medchal, Sanga Reddy districts under Phase-I.
In areas under the Great Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, the state has identified 28 slums for building homes under the scheme.
Who can apply?
Only families that belong to the below-the-poverty-line (BPL) category and reside in huts, kuccha houses or in rented homes could apply under the scheme. They should also have a valid Food Security Card.
In each location, there would be a reserved number of units for applicants belonging to scheduled caste/scheduled tribe (SC/ST)
Do note here that the units will only be sanctioned in the name of the woman of the house through draw of lots.
Unit cost with Infra
Unit cost without Infra
GHMC up to G+3
*All figures in Rupees
What are the facilities like?
With 430-sqft of carpet area, each unit will have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a hall, a kitchen, two lofts for storage. The super built up area that would bring the unit size to 560 sqft would be used to construct a staircase and a common area. Toilets could be built within or outside the units.
The state government would develop the slum areas into proper colonies by building basic infrastructure, including water supply lines, electricity lines, approach and internal roads, drainage and sewerage lines, etc.
The state government had asked the Centre to provide power connections under the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana-Saubhagya. If the Centre obliges, the beneficiaries will be paying comparatively lower electricity bills.
Who is building?
The state has roped licensed developers to take up projects under the scheme. To speed up the construction work, the government has decided to lower the earnest money deposit to one per cent from the earlier three per cent.
The state government will also provide free sand to contractors.
Funds from the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) and the Swacch Bharat Mission would be used for construction toilets under the housing scheme.
How to apply?
If you are looking to assist your domestic help or someone you came across who is eligible for Telangana government's housing scheme, help them fill Application for Grant of Double Bed Room House-Application Form.
You need to submit this form at the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation or at the gram sabha where a designated officer will collect the application.
Affix a passport size photo and mention the Food Security Card number.
Once submitted, the tehsildar will whet the application and will forward it to the state for further action.
What is the status update?
Cost and evacuation-related hurdles have led to slow speed of work. The state government has been able to achieve only 25 per cent of the state target so far. Contractor blame it on low construction cost designated for each unit which is fixed at Rs 1,250 per sqft in Greater Hyderabad and Rs 900 per sq ft in rural areas.
Meanwhile, the state government plans to complete nearly 75,000 units by December this year. Another 98,000 units are in various stages of construction.
In Kollur alone, where a 124-acre township near Ramachandrapuram is being developed at an estimated cost of Rs Rs 1,354 crore, over 15,000 units would be nearing completion soon. This self-sustainable green township will house its own police station, fire station, schools, bus stop, etc.
Important contact numbers of district nodal officers
|SNo||District||Name of the Officer||Designation||Mobile Number|
|1||Jogulamba Gadwal||Niranjan||Joint Collector||9100901601|
|2||Mahabubnagar||M V Ramana Rao||OSD (2BHK)||7799721175|
|3||Nagarkurnool||Sriramulu||Spl Deputy Collector||9581816969|
|4||Wanaparthy||Shivakumar||E E PR||9440437985|
|5||Medak||M. Hanook||DPO, Medak||9100930081|
|6||Sangareddy||V. Venkateshwarlu||D P O, Sangareddy||8008901150|
|7||Siddipet||Venumadhav Reddy||Dist. Audit Officer||9989160930|
|8||Kamareddy||Srinivas Reddy||D C O, Kamareddy||9100115755|
|9||Nizamabad||K. Simhachalam||DCO, Nizamabad||9100115747|
|10||Adilabad||C.Basweshawar||P D (Housing)||7702822428|
|11||Kumarambheem Asifabad||M. Venkat Rao||E.E, PR||9440019165|
|12||Mancherial||B. Sanjeeva Reddy||DCO, Mancherial||9100115645|
|13||Nirmal||S. Suryachandar Rao||D C O, Nirmal||9100754145|
|15||Karimnagar||B.Biksha||D R O, Karimnagar||9849904353|
|16||Peddapally||K.Venkateshwar Rao||EE, PR Dept.||9121135640|
|17||Rajanna Sircilla||N.Kheemya Naik||DRO, Rajanna Sircilla||7032675222|
|18||Jayashankar Bhupalpally||K.Swarnalatha||Joint Collector||995088367|
|19||Jangaon||Damodar Rao||E.E, (Housing)||7799723056|
|21||Warangal (Rural)||A.Srinivas Kumar||DRDO,DRDA||9121754666|
|22||Warangal (Urban)||R. Shankariah||EE (Housing)||7093872525|
|24||Khammam||V. Madan Gopal||DRO(FAC), KMM||9849906076|
|25||Nalgonda||S P. Rajkumar||P D (Housing)||7799721168|
|28||Vikarabad||Manohar Rao||E E PR, Vikarabad||9848542845|
|29||Ranga Reddy||P. Balram||P D (Housing)||7799721159|