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Amaravati: 3.2 Lakh women get Rs 490 crore under YSR Kapu Nestham

Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy releases Kapu Nestham funds into the accounts of beneficiaries at his camp office in Tadepalli on Thursday
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Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy releases Kapu Nestham funds into the accounts of beneficiaries at his camp office in Tadepalli on Thursday

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For the second consecutive year, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday disbursed Rs 490.86 crore under YSR Kapu Nestham benefitting 3,27,244 women belonging to Kapu, Balija, Ontari, Telaga castes across the State.

Amaravati: For the second consecutive year, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday disbursed Rs 490.86 crore under YSR Kapu Nestham benefitting 3,27,244 women belonging to Kapu, Balija, Ontari, Telaga castes across the State.

Speaking on this occasion, the Chief Minister said that the State Government had spent Rs 12,126 crore for the Kapu community through various welfare schemes in the last two years, where Rs 982 crore was spent alone on YSR Kapu Nestham.

He said that the scheme aims to provide financial assistance of Rs 15,000 per annum, similar to YSR Cheyutha to empower women by providing business opportunities through various companies that the government has tied-up with. Although it was not mentioned in the manifesto, the scheme was initiated to support women belonging to Kapu, Balija, Ontari, Telaga castes, said the Chief Minister adding that a total of Rs 75,000 will be given to the women beneficiaries under this scheme in a span of five years. He said that the amount will be credited in the unencumbered accounts of the women, where bankers were also instructed not to use this money for clearing old dues.

Further, the Chief Minister said that the previous government has spent only Rs 400 crore per annum despite promising to spend Rs 1000 crore every year.

Through Direct Beneficiary Transfer (DBT) alone, the State Government had spent Rs 9,359 crore in the last two years for the Kapu community, by implementing the schemes like YSR Rythu Bharosa, Pension Kanuka, Amma Vodi, Aasara, Vidhya Deevena, YSR Bima, Vahana Mitra and many more.

Also, through Non-DBT schemes like Pedalandariki Illu, Sampoorna Poshana, Aarogyasri, the government had spent Rs 2,767 crore in the last two years.

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