YSR Congress party (YSRCP) Chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, in a meeting with the party leaders in Visakhapatnam district, released the party’s poster that details ‘Navaratnalu’. As the name suggests, through nine large-scale welfare schemes, the YSRCP offers benefits worth a minimum of Rs 1 lakh to Rs 5 lakh per year.
Here are the nine Navaratna welfare schemes:
1. YSR Rythu Bharosa
The YSRCP promises to offer Rs 50,000 financial assistance to farmers. Starting second year, each farmer family would be given Rs 12,500 per year, in addition to zero-interest loans and free borewells. Cold storages and food processing units in every constituency are among a list of benefits promised to the farmers.
2. Fee Reimbursement
The party, if elected to power, plans to provide a comprehensive fee reimbursement scheme, in line with late Chief Minister Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy’s vision. In addition to complete fee reimbursement, an allowance of Rs 20,000 would be given to every student.
The Arogyasri scheme would be applicable to all medical treatments of above Rs 1,000. Regardless of the location of the hospital, all medical expenses would be borne by the government.
Under this scheme, lakhs of families would be benefited by the irrigation projects. Completion of Polavaram project on a war footing is promised.
5. Ban on Alcohol
The YSRCP promises to put in place a ban on sale of alcohol across the State in three stages.
6. Amma Vodi
With a view to encourage the families with school-going children, the YSRCP promises to provide Rs 15,000 towards assistance to all the mothers who send their children to school.
7. YSR Asara
All loans pertaining to the women’s co-operative societies would be waived. In addition, zero-interest loans would be issued.YSR CheyoothaThrough YSR Cheyootha, the YSRCP intends to support all women from SC, ST, BC and minority communities, who are aged above 45.
8. Paydalandariki Illu
In five years, the YSRCP promises to build 25 lakh homes for the poor.
9. Pensionla Pempu
The eligibility age criteria of 65 years for the pensions would be reduced to 60 years. Senior citizens aged above 60 would be given Rs 2,000 while the physically challenged would be given a pension of Rs 3,000.