Here’s all you need to know about the allotment of Andhra Pradesh Township and Infrastructure Development Corporation houses under the affordable housing scheme
After a wait of over two years, the government of Andhra Pradesh recently prepared a plan and announced the allotment of houses developed by the Andhra Pradesh Township and Infrastructure Development Corporation (AP TIDCO). Under this plan, the government will provide the beneficiaries with AP TIDCO houses, spanning an area of 300 sq ft at the cost of rupee one.
The Andhra Pradesh government is planning to distribute 90,000 TIDCO houses in AP to the beneficiaries. The government is working towards completing the construction of 28.3 lakh homes for eligible families at a cost of Rs 1,08,553 crores by 2023. The state’s housing minister, Ranganatha Raju, said that as many as 15,60,227 houses were under construction under the first phase of the housing scheme. About 12.7 lakh homes would be constructed in the second phase. He further added that around Rs 1,200 crores would be spent on drinking water and Rs 32,909 crores for infrastructure facilities like roads, power, and drainage systems in the colonies.
TIDCO full form
APTIDCO full form is Andhra Pradesh Township and Infrastructure Development Corporation. AP TIDCO is the state-level nodal agency for the central government’s affordable housing scheme known as the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). The agency is entrusted with the responsibility of planning, developing, financing, and implementing affordable housing across the state under the municipal administration and Urban Development Department.
AP TIDCO houses complete details
The development of around five lakh houses by TIDCO, in the G+3 apartment plan, had begun in the urban areas under the housing scheme. The TDP government had awarded tenders for the construction of the apartments. These residential units are available across configurations including 300 sq ft, 365 sq ft, and 430 sq ft.
The basic structure of about 2.62 lakh houses has been completed in various towns of the state. However, work on the remaining 2.4 lakh houses did not begin owing to technical issues, including pending land acquisition. Provision of basic facilities and works costing around Rs 3,000 crores, related to the infrastructure in these TIDCO townships, were yet to be completed under the previous government’s tenure. The state government now aims to spend Rs 9,500 crores, for completing the TIDCO housing project by 2022.
TIDCO houses in AP cost
Among the 2.62 lakh houses, about 1.43 lakh beneficiaries belong to the category of below 300 sq ft, while there are 44,300 units of 365 sq ft area and 74,300 units of 430 sq ft area. The below-300-sq ft flats will be allotted for Re 1, while the government will spend about Rs 3,805 crores. For the beneficiaries belonging to the other two categories, the government will pay half of the advance to be paid by the beneficiaries, by allocating Rs 482 crores. The houses with 365 sq ft area will cost Rs 4 lakhs and those with 430 sq ft area will cost Rs 4.65 lakhs. The beneficiaries will have to pay Rs 50,000 for a house of 365 sq ft area and Rs 1 lakh for a house of 430 sq ft area. Bankers will be asked to provide long-term loans for the remaining amount.
Recently, the Minister for Energy, Environment, Forests, Science and Technology, Balineni Srinivasa Reddy, had said that the government planned to allot TIDCO houses in AP to 4,128 beneficiaries in Ongole city. Further, the minister said that the housing plots would be allocated to around 30 lakh families across the state.
AP TIDCO eligibility for Housing Scheme 2021
- The applicant should be a permanent resident of the state to qualify under the TIDCO houses eligibility criteria.
- Under the APTIDCO eligibility norms, those belonging to the economically weaker sections (EWS) should have a maximum income up to Rs 25,000 while those in the low-income category should have an income ranging between Rs 25,000 and Rs 50,000, to avail of the benefits of the scheme.
AP TIDCO houses beneficiary list: How to find the list of beneficiaries?
One can check the APTIDCO beneficiaries list by visiting the official website of Andhra Pradesh Township and Infrastructure Development Corporation at https://www.aptidco.com/.
To check the APTIDCO beneficiaries’ status, the applicant must log in to the site using the credentials generated during registration. Upon successfully logging in, one can get access to the AP TIDCO house final list of the beneficiaries. One can also download the district-wise list containing the details of the beneficiaries.
AP TIDCO Housing Scheme 2021: How to register and apply?
Eligible citizens can access the official portal of the APTIDCO Housing Scheme to register. Create a login ID by selecting a username and password. Enter these details and type in the captcha, to successfully register on the portal.
Here are the steps to apply for AP TIDCO houses under the AP TIDCO Housing Scheme 2021:
- Go to the official website of AP TIDCO (click here).
- Login to the site with your user ID and password.
- Click on ‘Apply Here’ to access the application form.
- Complete the form with details like name, father’s name, date of birth, Aadhaar number, gender, family details, and bank details.
- Upload the mandatory documents like income certificate, passport-size photo and signature scanned copy.
- Pay the booking amount and click on ‘submit’.
After you have submitted the application for TIDCO houses in Andhra Pradesh, you will receive the confirmation on your registered mobile number.
AP TIDCO: Documents required for Housing Scheme
The documents required under the AP TIDCO Housing Scheme are mentioned below:
- Aadhaar card.
- Voter ID card.
- Proof of permanent residence.
- PAN card.
- passbook (details like IFSC code and branch code).
- Income certificate.
AP TIDCO houses the latest news
Update on December 27, 2021
GVMC plans to hand over TIDCO houses
The Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) is preparing to allot around 4,050 AP TIDCO houses in the first phase. The distribution of housing units is expected to begin in the next few weeks. Around 56,000 housing units were sanctioned to Vizag city under the ‘affordable housing in partnership category’ of PMAY. However, even after four years, construction works on only half of these units were launched. About 24,000 TIDCO houses in AP with sizes of 300 square feet, 365 square feet, and 430 square feet are under construction in several parts of the Visakhapatnam district. The housing units of 300 square feet will be allotted to beneficiaries for only rupee one.
Beneficiaries in Ongole to get TIDCO houses from December 23, 2021
Prakasam District Collector, Pravin Kumar, has directed officials to start the distribution of the houses constructed by the AP TIDCO from December 23, 2021. The construction of houses was complete in Kandukur and the officials have been asked to complete the construction of houses at other places.