AP budget 2022: Here is a list of budgetary allocations for state welfare schemes

In this year’s budget, the Andhra Pradesh government has designed the Navaratnalu and Manifesto programmes keeping in mind the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) laid down by the United Nations

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  11 March 2022 3:26 PM GMT
AP budget 2022: Here is a list of budgetary allocations for state welfare schemes

Amaravati: In this year's budget, the Andhra Pradesh government has designed the Navaratnalu and Manifesto programmes keeping in mind the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) laid down by the United Nations. During the presentation of the annual budget for 2022-23, Andhra Pradesh finance minister Buggana Rajendernath said that as per NITI Aayog SDG India report 2020-21, Andhra Pradesh is among the top five in sustainable development goals (SDG) of 'no poverty', 'clean water and sanitation', 'gender equality', 'affordable and clean energy', and 'life below water'.

"NITI Aayog in its SDG Report recommended that SDGs should be integrated with the outcome budget statement model (OBS). Andhra Pradesh aims to be a leader among Indian states to successfully integrate SDGs with OBS to plan, monitor, and evaluate the progress of these interventions over a specified timeframe," said the finance minister.

AP's first pillar includes the SDGs of eradicating poverty and hunger; achieving good health and well-being; quality education; and gender equality. Here is the list of allocations given for the welfare schemes in budget 2022-23:

YSR Aasara

Under the YSR Aasara scheme, the outstanding bank loans of self-help groups (SHGs) are being reimbursed in four instalments through welfare departments. So far, 78,74,438 members benefited from a release of Rs. 12,757.97 crore. This year, Rs. 6,400 crore has been allotted for the scheme.

YSR Sunna Vaddi

The state government is implementing the YSR Sunna Vaddi scheme to reduce the burden of interest of SHG loans on the poor. This measure has strengthened the economic development of poor SHG women in both rural and urban areas. An amount of Rs. 1,789 crore have been paid to 7,36,472 rural SHGs for 2019-20 and 2020-21. This year, Rs. 800 crore has been allocated.

YSR Cheyutha

As part of Navaratnalu, financial assistance of Rs. 75,000 is being provided to women in the age group of 45-60 years belonging to SC, ST, BC, and minorities. In 2022-23, it is proposed to transfer an amount of Rs. 4,235.95 crore for YSR Cheyutha. About 24.95 lakh beneficiaries have opted for livelihood activities under this programme. Various business units have been set up by using the loans and tying up with renowned companies like HCL, ITC, P&G, and Reliance to provide sustainable livelihoods.

YSR Pension Kanuka

Assisting the poor and vulnerable sections of the society, this year's budget has allotted Rs. 18,000 crore for old people, widows, and persons with disabilities. Currently, the AP government is providing monthly pensions to 61.74 lakh pensioners. In accordance with the assurance provided, pension of old people, widows, weavers, fishermen, single women, traditional cobblers, and PLHIV categories has been increased from Rs. 2,250 to Rs. 2,500

YSR Bima

Providing financial assistance to the poor families who lost their bread earners, the government is providing free insurance cover under YSR BIMA to 1.32 crore poor families. This year, the budget has allocated Rs. 372.12 crore.

YSR Vahana Mitra

Rs. 260 crore has been allocated under this scheme through which financial assistance of Rs. 10,000 per annum will be given to self-owned auto/taxi drivers to meet expenses on insurance, fitness certificate, repairs, and other requirements. Under this programme, 7.8 lakh beneficiaries have benefitted so far.

YSR Nethanna Nestham

The state government has been giving Rs. 24,000 per annum to every handloom-owning weaver family to modernise their equipment and to compete with the power loom sector. This year, Rs. 200 crore has been allocated for the scheme.

In 2021-22, a total of 81,703 weavers from SC, ST, BC, EBC, and Kapu communities had benefitted. As a result of the assistance provided over the last three years, the handloom weavers have upgraded their looms to weave using new techniques and designs to compete with the power loom and textile industry.

Jagananna Thodu

Under Jagananna Thodu, Rs. 10,000 per annum will be given to small and petty vendors. This year, Rs. 25 crore has been allocated for the scheme. Under this programme, 14.16 lakh beneficiaries were provided financial assistance in 2021-22.

Jagananna Chedhodu

Through this scheme, the government provides financial assistance of Rs. 10,000 per annum to Rajakas, Nayee Brahmins, and tailors belonging to all communities living below the poverty line. Rs. 300 crore has been allocated for this year. So far, Rs. 583.78 crore has been released to 2,98,428 beneficiaries.

YSR EBC Nestham

Under EBC Nestham for Economically Backward Castes (EBC), Rs. 590 crore has been allocated to provide assistance of Rs. 15,000 per year to women aged between 45-60 years. So far, an amount of Rs. 589 crore has been released to 3,92,674 beneficiaries.

YSR law Nestham

Stipend of Rs. 5,000 is being provided to junior lawyers under the YSR Law Nestham programme. This year, Rs. 15 crore has been earmarked for the scheme. An amount of Rs. 23.7 crore has been distributed to eligible junior advocates so far.

YSR Kapu Nestham

For the economic upliftment of women, the state government has promised to provide financial assistance of Rs. 15,000 per year over five years to eligible women in the 45-60 age group belonging to Kapu, Balija, Telaga, and Ontari communities under YSR Kapu Neshtam. This year Rs. 500 crore has been allotted for the scheme. So far, Rs. 982 crore has been disbursed in the last two years to 3,27,349 beneficiaries.

Minorities welfare

Ensuring that minorities have a share in employment, credit support for economic activities, self-employment, up-gradation of skills through technical training in all the welfare programmes, this year the state has allotted Rs. 18,518 crore for SC sub-plan, Rs. 6,145 crore for ST sub-plan, Rs. 29,143 crore for BC sub-plan, Rs. 3,661 crore for the welfare of minorities, and Rs. 3,537 crore for Kapu welfare.

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