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What Is YSR Housing? What Do You Need To Know About The Andhra Pradesh YSR Housing Scheme?

Along with food & clothing, shelter is a basic need of man to ensure that he leads a safe & dignified life. Without the fulfillment of basic requirements, man cannot aspire to higher things. But sadly, poverty and income inequality in the world deprives millions of people of elementary necessities such as housing.

The issue of the housing crisis in India demands utmost seriousness and immediate action. Both the central & state governments have launched various schemes to provide affordable housing to the economically weaker sections of society. 

The Andhra Pradesh state government has started the YSR Housing Plan. It was launched on July 12, 2019, by Chief Minister Sri Jaganmohan Reddy in memory of his late father and former chief minister of Andhra, Sri Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy.

All About YSR Housing Schemes

The scheme, popularly called the YSR Jagananna Housing Scheme, was launched under a promise made in the election manifesto of the YSR Congress by Jaganmohan Reddy. It was announced in the first state budget of the new government by finance minister Sri Rajendranath Reddy. He has provided adequate budgetary allocation for YSR Housing schemes. 

The scheme will primarily benefit the economically weaker section (EWS) and people belonging to the Low Income Group (LIG) and Middle Income Group (MIG). Although the scheme was launched in 2019, the project was delayed by two years due to the pandemic and was formally launched on June 3, 2021. 

So the YSR Housing Scheme 2022 can be termed an ‘ongoing’ project. 

The scheme entails the following three categories:

  • YSR EWS Housing Scheme: Provides pucca houses to the poor & underprivileged sections.
  • PMAY-YSR Urban Housing Scheme: Distribution of pucca houses to LIG & MIG sections in urban areas. It is a joint venture between the central government and the AP state.
  • PMAY-YSR Gramin Housing Scheme: The primary objective of this scheme is to develop housing infrastructure in rural areas. The land is given free of cost to the beneficiaries, which can also ask for monetary support up to Rs.1.80 lakh for construction.

About 30 lakh houses are expected to be built under this scheme in two phases. Under phase 1, 15.6 lakh houses will be built at an estimated outlay of Rs.28,000 Cr and are scheduled for completion by the end of 2022. Phase 2 involves over 12 lakh houses at the cost of Rs.22,000 Cr. 

The Andhra Pradesh State Housing Corporation Limited (APSHCL) is partnering with top builders to provide quality housing to the people. 

Eligibility Criteria 

The state government has listed the eligibility criteria to be fulfilled by people desirous of availing of benefits under this scheme. The YSR Housing Scheme eligibility list for 2022 is:

  • Holding permanent residency in the state of Andhra Pradesh
  • Applicants should not own any land or house in the state
  • Possession of Above Poverty Line (APL) and Below Poverty Line (BPL) ration cards
  • Caste certificates are required under specified cases

Documents Required for the Scheme

  • Aadhaar Card
  • Certificate of Domicile
  • Income Certificate
  • Bank Passbook, Contact Details & 2 Photographs of the applicant

How to Apply for the YSR Housing Scheme Online?

The application process is extremely simple. All the details related to the scheme are available on the APSHCL portal. The procedure is as follows:

Step 1: Register yourself on the official website https://housing.ap.gov.in/

Step 2: After registration, login into the website with your Username & Password

Step 3: Fill up the application form with all the required details

Step 4: Please upload the necessary documents in support of your application

Step 5: Submit the application form after verifying the details provided

If you do not want to go through the online application process, you can obtain the physical application form from the local collector’s office and submit the same.

Online Status Check

The YSR Housing Scheme Status can be checked online by following this simple procedure:

Step 1: Visit the official website of APSHCL https://housing.ap.gov.in/ and click on the Beneficiary Search Option.

Step 2: A new window opens, asking you to enter the details of your Beneficiary ID or the Ration Card Number.

Step 3: Enter the details correctly and then click the Search button. The current status gets displayed on the screen.

Special Features of YSR Scheme Houses

YSR Housing scheme is a fully government-aided project with the following special features:

  • Well Planned: The housing colonies shall be well planned with modern design and not in the form of slum shanties. Each unit will be spacious and measures at least 340 square feet in size.
  • Additional Facilities: Basic facilities like lighting, fans, and water tanks shall be provided along with the units
  • Energy Efficiency: Houses are constructed using Indo-Swiss energy efficient technology. This can reduce energy consumption by at least 20% and bring down temperature by 2-4 degrees within the house.
  • Smart Town Scheme: This scheme is specifically meant for people in the income group of Rs.3 to 18 lakhs p.a. The Township shall be equipped with all the modern facilities for its residents.

YSR Housing Scheme Final List

It’s easy to check your YSR Housing status. Know whether your application has made it to the final list of beneficiaries by following these steps:

Step 1: Visit the Official Website: https://housing.ap.gov.in/

Step 2: Click on the option ‘Final Beneficiaries List.’

Step 3: Select your district. The list of final beneficiaries in that district shall appear on the screen.

Conclusion

Home is not a luxury but a basic necessity for all people. It’s not just a brick & mortar unit but an abode of hope & dreams for a common man. The efforts of the Andhra Pradesh government to provide homes to the poor & middle class under the YSR Housing Scheme 2022 are indeed laudable. It is one of the largest social welfare schemes launched by the government.

‘Housing for All’ has to be the mantra of every government, as India cannot claim to be a developed nation until every family gets a roof over its head.

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