Andhra: 90% poll promises fulfilled within first year, claims CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSRCP govtPage Visited: 23
Andhra Pradesh’s YSRCP government led by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday completed one year in power. The state government has claimed that is has managed to fulfill 90 per cent of the promises made in its 2019 manifesto.
While the YSRCP government has decided not to celebrate its victory in light of the ongoing pandemic, it is citing the ‘Village Secretariat’ policy as its most potent achievement yet. The brainchild of CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy himself, the initiative is playing a major role in the delivery of welfare schemes launched by the state government.
Even during the novel coronavirus outbreak, Andhra’s village secretaries have emerged as frontline workers, tracking and monitoring positive cases and foreign returnees.
The Andhra Pradesh government also cited the establishment of English-medium schools with basic amenities and Rythu Bharosa Kendra to cater to farmers’ needs as some of its achievements along with YSR Janata Bazaars and YSR 24/7 Clinics.
During the ‘Our Governance and Your Suggestions’ event on Monday, CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy spoke extensively on governance and welfare as the key agendas of his government. “During my 14-month 3,648 km padayatra, various sections of people shared their woes with me and this made me think that unless a system is transparent and corruption-free, the poorer sections cannot benefit,” he said.
The chief minister also said that he provided 4 lakh jobs in village and ward secretariats within four months of taking the oath. “No government has ever provided so many jobs in such a small span of time,” CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said, adding that over 82 per cent of the jobs were secured by SC, STs, BCs and minorities.
“The system has been so effective that in the times of coronavirus, three rounds of household survey were held and the pension, ration, rice and dal were provided by the social delivery system of village and ward volunteers,” the Andhra Pradesh CM said.
He also said that the state has benefited to the tune of Rs 2,082 crore by reverse tendering contracts which were allotted at higher rates by the previous government.
The state has closed down 43,000 belt shops and took over liquor trade from private parties to regularize it over the past year, CMYS Jagan Mohan Reddy said while reiterating his promise to prohibit liquor. “The cost of liquor was steeply increased, the number of shops was drastically reduced and working hours were cut down and now, we are getting the desired effect” he said. In the post-lockdown period, Andhra Pradesh has hiked MRP of liquor by 75 per cent.
An amount of Rs 2,250 is being paid as part of the YSR Pension Kanuka scheme and farmers are getting Rs 13,500 under the Rythu Bharosa scheme, CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said. He also mentioned the ‘Amma Vodi’ scheme which promises an incentive of Rs 15,000 in the bank account of each mother who sends her children to school.
“43 lakh mothers are sending their children to schools. Till now, Rs 4,000 cores were given towards fees reimbursement and this must be the first time that there are no dues on this count. Nearly 81,000 weavers were each given Rs 24,000 as an incentive,” the Chief Minister told media outlets. He further added that as many as 28 lakh people will be given house sites on the occasion of YSR Jayanti on July 8. “We will be sending a copy of our manifesto to the people of the State to vouch for the promises we have fulfilled soon,” YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said.
Here is a calendar of the YSRCP government’s welfare programmes:
- May 30: Inauguration of Rythu Bharosa Kendras (RBKs)
- June 4: YSR Vahana Mitra
- June 10: Rs 10,000 allowance to barbers, tailors and dhobis who have shops
- June 17: YSR Nethanna Nestham for weavers who have a loom
- June 24: YSR Kapu Nestham, June 29 MSMEs second installment of Rs 450 crores release
- July 1: Fleet of 1060 ambulances (104 and 108) will be flagged off
- July 8: 27 lakh house sites will be distributed marking YSR Jayanti
- July 29: Zero interest loans to farmers
- August 3: Vidya Kanuka
- August 9: Pattas to tribals to mark Adivasi Day
- August 12: YSR Cheyutha
- August 19: Vsathi Deevana
- August 26: Construction work begins for poorer sections
- September 11: YSR Asara
- September 25: Vidya Deeven
- October, 2020: Second round of Rythu Bharosa
- November, 2020: Vidya Deevena second installment
- January, 2021: Amma Vodi and the third installment of Rythu Bharosa
- February, 2021: Vidya Deevena and Vasathi Deevena
- March, 2021: Zero interest loans to women self-help groups