APSHCL : All about YSR Housing Scheme & Andhra Pradesh State Housing Corporation Ltd

[] The Andhra Pradesh State Housing Corporation Limited (APSHCL) implements the AP housing schemes undertaken by the state government. We look at its objectives and ongoing AP housing corporation schemes

In a move to provide housing for the poor, the Andhra Pradesh government, on June 3, 2021, launched the construction of about 15.6 lakh YSR houses under the YSR Jagananna Housing Scheme. The state government is expected to spend about Rs 28,000 crores for the YSR housing scheme. It is also planning to construct another 12.7 lakh houses in the second phase, with a cost of Rs 22,860 crores, after completing the first phase of the programme by 2022. The YSR housing scheme is being implemented by the Andhra Pradesh State Housing Corporation Limited.

What is APSHCL?

Since 1979, the Andhra Pradesh State Housing Corporation Limited (APSHCL) has been the nodal agency that oversees the implementation of centrally-sponsored housing schemes in the state. The APSHCL also provides financial and technical assistance to developers, for building homes for the weaker sections of the society.

The APSHCL body has received appreciation for its exemplary work, especially in the YSR Kadapa district, where 4.89 lakh homes were built. Other notable achievements have been the construction of 25 lakh homes over a five-year period, same day registration of properties and facilitating home loans to the poor at interest rates of 25 paise for loan amounts between Rs 2 lakhs to Rs 5 lakhs. For its notable work, the APSHCL has been included as the eighth ‘Navarathna’ in the Andhra Pradesh government’s manifesto.

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At the helm of the APSHCL is the district collector/executive director who oversees 250 administrative and technical employees.

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APSHCL: Upcoming housing and infrastructure projects

The APSHCL has plans to construct 15 lakh houses in Phase-I, at a total project cost of Rs 27,000 crores and another tranche of 15 lakh homes in Phase-II, in 2021. These YSR houses are in the YSR Jagannath Colonies.

The APSHCL aims to provide all beneficiaries who have received the site pattas, with suitable YSR housing. For this, quality raw materials would be supplied to the AP state housing corporation beneficiaries at a cost less than the existing market price.

The APSHCL also monitors that AP state housing corporation beneficiaries are provided with adequate provisions, vis-à-vis road connectivity, water supply and electricity.

Andhra Pradesh State Housing Corporation Limited (APSHCL)

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AP Housing: YSR Housing Scheme facts

The Andhra Pradesh state housing corporation has sanctioned 15.1 lakh houses in 15,950 layouts. Here are some details you must know about YSR housing from AP housing corporation:

  • Phase I of the YSR Jagananna housing scheme / YJC housing will be completed by 2023.
  • Around 15 lakh YSR houses from APSHCLPMU will be constructed in 8,798 housing colonies in 13 districts
  • Each YSR housing scheme unit will be 340 sq ft and will have spacious bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens, toilets and verandahs.
  • Each YSR housing scheme unit will be provided with two ceiling fans, two tube lights, four bulbs and one water tank.
  • Each colony will have a primary school, an anganwadi centre, a park and a digital library.
  • The state government’s YJC  housing will spend around Rs 32,000 crores for infrastructure creation.

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AP housing: PMAY – YSR Urban Housing Scheme

A joint initiative by the centre and the state, the PMAY-YSR Urban Housing Scheme aims to provide pucca houses to the urban poor, middle-income section and lower-income groups. The central government has already sanctioned Rs 5,000 crores for , while the state has allocated Rs 1,000 crores to this effect.

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PMAY-YSR Gramin Housing Scheme

The PMAY-YSR Gramin Housing scheme aims to develop the rural area of the state in joint collaboration with the state and central governments.

Under this PMU housing scheme by the Andhra Pradesh government, land is given free of cost. In urban areas, it would be one cent of land, while in rural areas it is 1.5 cent. The beneficiary under the PMU housing AP scheme is free to modify and take up additional construction in his/her unit. He/she can even opt for a ready construction or ask for monetary help of Rs 1.8 lakhs, to build as per one’s own requirements. On December 25, 2020, about 30 lakh home site pattas were ready to be distributed. The construction of these homes will be taken up in two phases.

According to the minister for housing, Cherukuvada Sri Ranganatha Raju, the sanctioned homes would be geo-tagged. “The YSR house sanctioned is geo-tagged and the beneficiary can locate the YSR house online precisely. We have eight layouts with 10,000 plots, 33 layouts with 5,000-10,000 plots, 32 layouts with 3,000-5,000 plots, 144 layouts with 1,000-3,000 plots, 222 layouts with 501-1,000 plots and 15,000 layouts with up to 500 plots,” the minister said in an interview with the media.

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Layouts in Phase-1 

District Layouts Plots No of layouts taken up in phase-I No of plots taken up in phase-I 100% covered
1 Srikakulam 738 42,963 738 39,471 505
2 Vizianagaram 924 57,413 924 53,282 607
3 Visakhapatnam 499 41,123 499 33,765 85
4 East Godavari 826 1,72,975 826 1,19,572 501
5 West Godavari 1,142 1,35,759 1,142 1,22,702 756
6 Krishna 1,099 2,01,803 1,099 1,54,487 451
7 Guntur 509 1,67,240 509 1,30,148 137
8 Prakasam 609 58,598 609 42,641 94
9 SPSR Nellore 255 59,507 255 43,452 44
10 Chittoor 952 1,14,402 952 93,744 523
11 YSR Kadapa 333 1,03,982 333 74,334 87
12 Anantapuramu 403 89,765 403 61,708 80
13 Kurnool 621 1,01,171 621 77,168 222
Total 8,910 13,46,701 8,910 10,46,474 4,092

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APHSCL: YSR Housing Scheme eligibility criteria

The YSR housing scheme applicant must be a permanent resident of the state and must not have their own house or land. They should be able to provide APL/ BPL ration cards, along with caste certificates. Eligible YSR housing scheme applicants should keep the following handy:

  1. Aadhaar card
  2. Address proof
  3. Bank account passbook
  4. Domicile certificate
  5. Income certificate
  6. Mobile number
  7. Photograph

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APHSCL: How to apply online for YSR Housing Scheme?

Step 1: Visit the official website and proceed to APSHCL login or register.

YSR Housing Scheme

Step 2: After the APSHCL login, fill in the required details in the application form and upload the supporting documents. Submit the form.

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Take the print of the YSR Housing Scheme application form and keep it safe for future use.

Name of Scheme AP Housing Application Form

YSR Housing Scheme List 2021

State Andhra Pradesh
Concerned Dept State Housing Corporation, Govt of AP (APSHCL)
Financial Year 2021-2022
Objective Provide Housing facility to poor people of the state
Target Beneficiary State residents belonging to EWS/LIG/MIG categories
Language English/ Telugu
AP illa pattalu sanction list 2021 pdf Visit housing(dot)ap(dot)gov(dot)in
YSR Housing Scheme Form Download Click here

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AP Housing: How can I check status online?

You can check the status of your housing AP online by checking on the sanction list. On, click on scheme option in YSR Navaratnalu. Select the YSR housing scheme name and then you will see a sanction list. Click on the sanction list and enter the details required and press submit.

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AP Housing:  Home loan for YJC housing

To help beneficiaries of YSR Jagananna Colonies (YJC housing), the AP government’s is now planning to collaborate with banks, to grant loans to the eligible allottees. There are also chances that the government may offer subsidies on the interest rate charged by banks, to bring down the overall interest rate by 25 basis points. According to the latest media reports, around six lakh beneficiaries have started work on the plots allocated to them in these colonies.

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AP Housing: How to view YJC housing status list 2021

Step 1: Visit the official website of APSHCL.

Step 2: At the bottom of the page, you will see the ‘Beneficiary Search’ option. Click on it to view your name in the beneficiary sanction list.

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Step 3: You will have to enter the beneficiary ID, UID or ration card details, to proceed.

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Energy-efficient homes under YSR Housing Scheme

Care is being taken to provide thermal efficient homes to beneficiaries. The use of Indo-Swiss building energy efficiency methods can help reduce the temperature within the house by as much as two to four degrees. Moreover, electricity consumption is also reduced by 20 per cent than usual.

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Employment under YSR Housing Scheme

The chief minister of Andhra Pradesh has said that the construction of housing colonies will generate significant employment in the state. These colonies would require 30 different categories of labourers like artisans, masons, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and many others. The scheme would also generate a total of 21 crore days of work, thereby, increasing the per capita income of the state. A joint collector post will also be set up in each district of Andhra Pradesh, to ensure the proper implementation of the YSR Housing Scheme.

YSR Housing scheme layout – Gunkalam Colony

The Gunkalam Colony is one of the largest sites of the YSR Housing Scheme. The site is spread over an area of 397 acres with 12,301 plots. It has also been declared by the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh that the Gunkalam Colony would comprise all public amenities including well-constructed roads, markets, schools and hospitals. The Colony would also have proper electricity and safe drinking water amenities.

YSR Pedalandariki Illu Housing Scheme

The YSR Pedalandariki Illu Housing Scheme is one of the newest housing schemes in Andhra Pradesh. Under this scheme, 30.6 lakh beneficiaries have been identified, to whom the houses will be distributed for free. The scheme will be carried out in two sections. The first scheme was launched in December 2020 and provides both, housing facilities and other amenities, to 1.51 lakh beneficiaries. The second half of this scheme will be implemented in 2023.

APSHCL contact information

APSHCL can be contacted at

AP State Housing Corporation ,

Plot No : 11 & 12 ,

Behind BSNL Telephone Exchange ,

Auto Nagar, Vijayawada

Andhra Pradesh,


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How can I get in touch with APSHCL?

You can call on 1902, which is the toll-free number.

What is the Andhra Pradesh Amma Vodi Scheme?

Launched by the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, the Amma Vodi scheme seeks to help those among the weaker sections, who are sending their children to schools. Annually, they are entitled to a benefit of Rs 15,000.

Who can I contact in case of complaints or queries?

Beneficiaries can contact the toll free number 1100, or send an email at

(Additional Inputs: Sneha Sharon Mammen)

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Debora Berti

Università degli Studi di Firenze, IT

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