The Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) Government on the 11th of September, launched YSR Aasara Scheme.
The scheme would benefit women of the State, belonging to the scheduled Caste (SCs,) Scheduled Tribes (STs) and other Backward Classes (BCs.)
Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, launched the scheme today.
Mr. Reddy said, “We are committed to the empowerment of women.”
On the occasion, CM Jagan Mohan Reddy said, during the campaign for the 2018 Assembly elections, the YSRCP promised to repay all the debts and launch the scheme.
Mr. Reddy with the scheme’s launch today, nearly 87 lakh women would be benefited.
The State Government released a fund of Rs. 27,000 crores. The amount would be given to women in four tranches through YSR-Aasara scheme in four years, 2021-2024.
Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy said, “We want to help women through multinational companies like P&G and HAL and implementing welfare programs for toddlers to grandparents to provide nutritious food for mothers and children with YSR Sampurna Poshana Plus,” Jagan said. He said that Amma Vodi is being implemented for the students from six years of age, which will benefit 82 lakh students. The chief minister further said that they are implementing the fee reimbursement scheme for higher studies and 1800 crore arrears paid by the previous government and launched YSR Vasathi Deevena for students staying and studying in hostels. “We had spent Rs 1400 crore under zero interest to provide financial aid to SC, ST, BC and minority women aged 45-60 years with Rs 18,750 per annum, “he said.
CM YS Jagan clarified that they are ready to provide housing to 30 lakh beneficiaries. He added that some people were deliberately obstructing the program. He said, “We are giving a pension of Rs 2,250 to women above 60 years.”
Meanwhile, the names of the beneficiaries of the YSR Aasara scheme have already been placed in the village and ward secretariats.
In regard to this, the YSRCP Chief Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy said, “If there are any communities whose names are not on those lists by mistake despite eligibility, they should immediately apply to the village and ward secretariats, be investigated and sanctioned.”
The first installment amount would be of Ra. 6,792.20 crores amongst 87 lakh women.