Another roofless rainy season ahead for flood-hit

220 houses ready, but are yet to handed over to beneficiaries

Another roofless rainy season ahead for flood-hit

The Aasare houses constructed at Anoora K village of Yadgir taluk. DH PhotoThey are, hence, forced to run for cover literally, whenever it rains.
As many as 220 Asare houses are ready for distribution in the district, including the 50 constructed by Infosys in Gowdur village. Basic amenities are also ready in these houses.

The assistant commissioner has also allotted the houses through lottery. But only their handing over ceremony is pending.

The district administration had decided to hand over 220 houses in three villages after March 28. It had expressed confidence that 50 percent of the houses would be ready by March end in Tinthani and Bandolli.

As many as 180 houses out of the 250 being constructed by Infosys are ready in Anoora K village of Yadgir taluk. The erstwhile Deputy Commissioner Dr K G Jagadish had said that the other would be ready by April. He had also said that 50 to 60 houses, of the total 92 under construction at Uppaladinni, were ready and the rest of them would be completed by April.

The district administration had decided to change the agency after Wipro had delayed construction of 212 Asare houses in Hosur Pydoddi of Surpur taluk. With the company promising to finish the construction, the plan to change the agency was dropped. Construction of houses has been progressing well in the taluk’s other five villages.

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa was to have handed over the keys of the Aasare homes on April 9 at Devara Dasimayya’s 1000th birth anniversary programme at Mudanur. But, he could not do so because of the hectic schedule that day.

He was expected to be in the district on May 7 and hand over the keys. But the visit was cancelled at the last moment. In the changed political scenario in the State, it may not be possible for the houses to be distributed till June first week.
Also, Deputy Commissioner K G Jagadish has been transferred.

Thus, the wait for the flood victims seems to be endless, even as they fear the monsoon season to flood their hopes of a decent roofing.

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