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Anantapur: An eonomic game changer for women, says beneficiary

District Collector Gandham Chandrudu  launching YSR Cheyutha scheme in Anantapur on Wednesday
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District Collector Gandham Chandrudu launching YSR Cheyutha scheme in Anantapur on Wednesday

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District Collector Gandham Chandrudu has formally launched the 'YSR Cheyutha' scheme benefitting 1,83,883 SC, ST, BC, Minoritity women beneficiaries.

Anantapur: District Collector Gandham Chandrudu has formally launched the 'YSR Cheyutha' scheme benefitting 1,83,883 SC, ST, BC, Minoritity women beneficiaries. A sum of Rs 344.78 crore is earmarked for them. Under ST welfare Rs 15.09 crore will be spent to benefit 8,046, Rs 216.77 crores to benefit 1,15,610 BC women, Rs 44 lakh to benefit 233 Christian minorities and Rs.48.12 crore to 25,666 Muslim minority women and Rs 64.37 crore to 34,328 SC women.

Women in the age group of 45-60 years belonging to SC,ST,BC and Christian and Muslim minority women are the main beneficiaries of the scheme.. Each beneficiary would get Rs.75,000 over a period of four years to strengthen their family economy by pumping in this much of money to help women meet family budget deficit or undertake business to generate additional income for the family and help further cause of women empowerment.

A woman beneficiary from Siddirampuram village in Bukkarayasamudram mandal Lakshmidevi spoke to the chief minister via tele-conference from NIC Video-conference hall here on Wednesday. Reacting to the women empowerment scheme, Lakshidevi termed the scheme for women of the under-privileged as an economic game changer that would change the financial demography of the women. She said that Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has remained in the history of the state as someone who kept his promises. She was overjoyed to speak to the chief minister via conference saying that the multiple benefits accrued to every women including pension of Rs 2,250, and Rs 3,700 from the women group and Rs 39,900 under the YSR Asara scheme are all living proofs of a highly sensitive government towards the under-privileged women. Talking to the chief minister was a dream come true, a beaming Lakshmidevi said. She told the CM that she would use the Rs.18,750 financial assistance and also the financial assistance from the women group to set up a photocopy machine and earn substantially for her family livelihood. About 82 women benefited from the scheme in her village. District Collector Gandham Chandrudu facilitated disbursal of cheques worth Rs.344.78 crore throughout the district. MLC Vennapoosa Gopala Reddy, Singanamala MLA Jonnalagadda Padmavathi and JC Padmavathi were also present.

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