2023 is a welfare year to Andhra Pradesh


Vijayawada, Dec 28 (UNI)- The year 2023 is a welfare year to Andhra Pradesh as welfare rolled out in full steam adhering to the calendar and all elements of social justice and economic empowerment forming natural ingredients of the programmes and the intended beneficiaries getting the last rupee in a transparent manner.

Social Security pensions under YSR Pension Kanuka have been a big draw as the amount comes calling on the first day of month knocking the door with the sunrise.

The Jagan Mohan Reddy headed AP Government handed over 7.43 lakh Jagananna Colony houses to the poor and 13936 TIDCO houses to the beneficiaries and distributed house site pattas to 50,793 poor women beneficiaries in the R-5 zone spread over Guntur and NTR districts.

More than 54 lakh SC, ST, BC and minority farmers received Rs.7365.19 crore under the farmers’ welfare schemes like YSR Rythu Bharosa, input subsidy and crop loss insurance claims. Giving a fillip to the farm sector and boosting the morale of farmers, the Chief Minister inaugurated 4019 YSR Yantra Seva Kendras and handed over 2562 tractors, 100 combine harvesters and 3573 farm machines to the 10,778 RBKs-attached farmers’ groups.

The AP Government repaid the bank loans worth Rs 6,419.89 crore under YSR Aasara benefiting 78.94 lakh women belonging to 7,98, 395 self-help groups and helping them enhance their livelihood opportunities, generate more revenue and wealth. Mothers of 83, 15, 341 students of Class1 to XII (Intermediate) received Rs. 6,392.94 crore under Amma Vodi which intends to reduce dropout rate while increasing the GER in schools,

As a supplement to the YSR Aasara, the Government this year paid Rs.1353.76 crore towards interest reimbursement under YSR Sunna Vaddi (zero interest) Scheme benefiting 1,05,13,365 women members of 9.48 lakh rural and urban self-help groups.

The Jagananna Vidya Kanuka kits worth Rs.1042.53 crore were distributed to 43,10,165 students of classes 1 to 10 studying in government and aided schools and tabs worth Rs. 620 crore were distributed to 4,34,285 students and teachers of Class VIII.

Fee reimbursement of Rs. 2082.12 crore was made under Jagananna Vidya Deevena benefiting 9.95 lakh students.

An amount of Rs.912.71 crore was spent on Jagananna Vasathi Deevena towards boarding and lodging charges of 9, 55,662 students pursuing degree, polytechnic, ITI, Engineering and Medicine courses.

Under YSR EBC Nestham, Government also disbursed Rs.658.60 crore benefiting 4,39,068 poor women of 45 to 60 years belonging to EWS and Rs. 536.77 crore towards Kapu Nestham benefiting 3,57, 844 women of Kapu, Balija, Telaga and Vontari communities.

The state government has disbursed Rs. 655.17 crore under Jagananna Chedodu extending financial assistance for 3,30,145 eligible Rajakas, Nayee Brahmins and tailors and Rs. 955.73 crore under Jagananna Thodu towards interest free bank loans benefiting 5.10 lakh petty traders and artisans and Rs.15. 17 crore towards reimbursement of interest extending financial assistance to 13.28 lakh beneficiaries who have obtained and repaid loans promptly.

The government paid Rs. 108.57 crore benefitting around 400 students pursuing higher education abroad under Videshi Vidya Deevena that was implemented afresh this year and Rs.100.50 lakh benefiting 106 civil service aspirants pursuing UPSC examinations under Jagananna Civil Services Protsahakam (incentive) which was added to the welfare list this year.

The Government also disbursed Rs.348.70 crore under YSR Kalyanamasthu and Shadi Tohfa benefiting 35,500 married girls, Rs. 285.38 crore under YSR Matsyakara Bharosa for fishermen including those who lost livelihood due to ONGC activity, Rs.194 crore to members of weavers’ community under Nethanna Nestham and Rs. 15.12 crore to junior lawyers under YSR Law Nestham and Rs.216.34 crore for those who missed the welfare bus initially.

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