Rs.703 crores credited to over 9L beneficiaries under welfare schemes in AP

The current government increased the pension and has been providing it right at the doorstep to over 61 lakh beneficiaries every month at an expenditure of Rs. 1,450 crore, Jagan said.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  28 Dec 2021 2:30 PM GMT
Rs.703 crores credited to over 9L beneficiaries under welfare schemes in AP

Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday credited Rs. 703 crore into the bank accounts of 9,30,809 eligible beneficiaries who were earlier not considered for state welfare schemes and programmes due to various reasons.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said earlier, people used to wait and run from pillar to post to avail of welfare schemes but now the situation has changed. The schemes are being delivered right at the doorstep of the beneficiaries. As part of this initiative, the state government will re-verify those who are eligible but have not received the benefits and provide welfare in June and December every year.

The intention is to take welfare schemes to every eligible person in the state, without leaving anyone behind, Jagan said. Drawing a comparison between the previous TDP and the present YSRCP regime, Jagan alleged that the previous government had tried to reduce the number of beneficiaries by providing welfare schemes to a few through the Janmabhoomi Committees. Delivering welfare schemes to the people always took a back seat and the TDP tried its best to exclude as many people as possible, Jagan said adding that the YSRCP provides welfare only on the basis of eligibility, irrespective of people's caste, religion, or political affiliations.

The Chief Minister said the number of beneficiaries and the amount being spent on them has increased at a massive rate and the state prioritized welfare even during the COVID-19 pandemic when the revenue was on the decline. During the TDP rule, only 39 lakh people received pensions of Rs. 1,000 per month incurring a monthly bill of Rs. 400 crore. The current government increased the pension amount to Rs. 2,250 and has been providing pensions right at the doorstep to over 61 lakh beneficiaries every month at an expenditure of Rs. 1,450 crore, Jagan said.

Under YSR Cheyutha, Rs. 470.40 crore will be credited to 2,50,929 beneficiaries, Rs. 7.67 crore to 1,136 people under YSR Aasara, Rs. 53.51 crore to 59,661 people under YSR Sunna Vaddi Runalu (women), Rs. 58.89 crore to 2,86,059 people under YSR Rythu Bharosa, Rs. 19.92 crore to 31,940 people under Vidya Deevena, Rs. 39.82 crore to 43,010 people under Vasathi Deevena, Rs. 19.47 crore to 12,983 people under Kapu Nestam, Rs. 8.09 crore to 8,080 people under Vahana Mitra, Rs. 3.79 crore to 3,788 people under Matsakara Bharosa, and Rs. 1.91 crore to 794 people under Nethanna Nestam.

Apart from these, house pattas are being given to 1,10,986 people, pension cards to 1,51,562 people, rice cards to 3,07,599 people, and Aarogyasri cards to 1,14,129 people, Jagan said.

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