One lakh double bedroom houses for the Poor at 111 different locations will be built under the Dignity Housing Scheme undertaken by GHMC.
We all are familiar with the term 'Home Sweet Home' but it resonates differently with different people.
The Telangana Government empathized with this dream of millions of poor which is also a necessity but sadly most of them live their whole life being deprived of it.
That plight prompted the government to introduce a 2BHK housing scheme, to be known as Dignity Housing Programme because it acknowledges the Right to live with Dignity of every individual.
The story of a daily wage earner, Banam Tariya, struggling to make for a two-course meal, let alone the house. After having spent a great span of his life with his family in a crammed, tattered space which can barely occupy six members. On April 7, 2018, justice finally served its course and helped them move into a house of their dreams–a double bedroom house at singam cheruvu Thanda. Finally getting the long-overdue opportunity to live a life of dignity brought tears of joy in his eyes.
It was a dream come true for a 65-year-old P. Laxmi Bai who recently moved into a double bedroom house from a thatched cottage, that too without spending a penny on her part. Hers was amongst the 100 other families at Kattela Mandi in Nampally that celebrated Dasara in their new homes after receiving the keys from the government in October.
As soon as you step into any 2BHK housing community across GHMC, there's a sense of pride, emotional fulfilment, hope and faith is what you see prevailing across. The gratitude that shines on their faces is unfiltered and pure.
Under the Dignity Housing Programme, around 1 lakh houses are to be constructed across 111 locations.
The plinth area will be around 560 sq.feet, units will be constructed in different blocks, including cellar, stilt and multi-floors structures. The cost of each unit will be around INR 8.65 Lakhs. However, market value is nearly INR 9,714 crore.
Marekka also is now a happy 2BHK Owner at Erukula Nancharamma community and received the keys of her brand new dream home in June.
Allotment of Houses
There's a process that is followed when it comes to allotment of the houses. Houses are allotted to beneficiaries through a draw of lots in the presence of elected public representatives, residents and others to avoid any discrepancies. After this, the revenue department sets out to identify the eligibility and then a final list of beneficiaries is prepared.
The GHMC however has taken up innovative methodologies to ensure the best outcome. For instance, 6240 double bedroom houses are being built in 41acres of land at Rampally Village, Keesara Mandal. Finally, the project is all set to be inaugurated.
DEC Infra is the firm behind the execution of this entire project and has adopted Shear Wall Technology that enables the work to be completed in a shorter span of time.
It highlights other advantages too such as facilitation of the firm slab to lay the concrete walls. One floor takes around 36-48 hours which implies a tower of 10 floors takes around a month to get completed. The structure is clearly robust to withstand earthquakes. As per the sources, this is for the first time such a technology has been used in construction.
This project is clearly drawing National attention because of its innovation and also the spirit it entails. In the year 2017, it was visited by a media team. Apart from that, ministers and officials from other states to have examined the construction sites.
The GHMC double bedroom project at Kollur bagged the Housing And Urban Development Corporation Limited (HUDCO) award for best practices (2019-20) under Housing, Urban Poverty and Infrastructure theme quite recently. GHMC is also undertaking a huge project of constructing 15,660 double bedroom houses at Kollur which costs nearly INR 1,408 Crores.