The Telangana Government on the 30th of September,released Rs 2,931.17 crore to distribute Aasara pensions.
The Panchayat Raj and rural development of Telangana issued the orders with respect to the release funds for the third quarter of the financial year.
Nearly 38.32 lakhs of people in different categories got benefit with the Aasara pension scheme of the State Government.
Under the scheme Senior citizens, widowed women, disabled, single women, weavers, toddy tappers, HIV and filarial patients would come.
The beneficiaries would be given monthly pensions,for which the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) are spending Rs. 977 crores per month.
While of the total amount, the Central Government is contributing Rs. 210 crores yearly, the State Government released Rs. 11,725 crores for 2020-2021.
During the Monsoon Assembly session earlier this month, Minister for Panchayat Raj Errabelli Dayakar Rao said that the Government is planning to reduce the age-limit of old age pension to 57 years from the present 65 years so that more number of senior citizens will benefit from the scheme.
According to Mr. Rao, the State Government spent Rs. 31,902.91 crores towards the scheme till date.
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