Amaravati: YSRP members have launched different public welfare activities to mark the three years of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy's government. It was on May 30, 2019, that the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy government was formed. His party won the 2019 Andhra Pradesh Assembly election. The party won 151 out of 175 seats. It was a landslide victory in the history of Andhra Pradesh.
YS Jagan Mohan Reddy proved how social engineering could be a game-changer.
Since then, the Chief Minister has won all elections. From Lok Sabha to local bodies, he has pinned down his opponents. Besides effectively handling the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chief Minister rounded off the third year with eventful participation at the Davos World Economic Forum (WEF) Summit, focusing on green energy, the manufacturing sector, port-based infrastructure, and skill development.
The most effective and inclusive growth mechanism has been the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) system which has dusted away the middlemen and corruption with money reaching the intended beneficiaries in full. So far, the state has disbursed about Rs 1.85 lakh crores under DBT and non DBT schemes like Dr. YSR Aarogyasri and Jagananna Gorumuddha.
Pension at the doorstep
The old and the physically challenged were given pensions at the doorstep every month, avoiding them from standing in a long queue. These were some of the serious issues raised by the pensioners during the 3,648 km Praja Sankalpa Yatra of YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, who addressed them upon coming to power, making him the popular leader keeps his promises. He has fulfilled 95 percent of poll promises during his three years in office.
YSR Cheyutha and YSR Asara benefitted lakhs of women financially to build their families. Amma Vodi, Vasati Deevena, and Vidya Deevena, too, have seen funds deposited into mothers' bank accounts, and 30 lakh house sites distributed among the poor would be registered in the name of the woman of the household. On the economic front, to provide business opportunities to women, MoUs were signed by the government with giant companies like AMUL, Proctor and Gamble, ITC, Allana Group, and Reliance. Disha App was brought alongside a fleet of patrol vehicles to improve the response time for women's safety.
Taking education as the biggest asset that can be passed on to the next generations, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has taken up reforms on a large scale, from refurbishing government schools under Nadu Nedu to introducing English as a medium of instruction along with jacking up CBSE affiliations and laying focus on skill development at higher education.
The village and ward secretariat system has brought a sea change in the decentralization of administration. The rural landscape is sculpted with every facility a village needs, and Rythu Bharosa Kendras (RBKs) have won international claims on being nominated for UN Award.
On the development front, the agenda was set to attract industries in various thrust sectors. The Davos Summit ended with encouraging results and signing MoUs with big-ticket companies in green energy, skilling, and port-based infrastructure.