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No fund shortage for women welfare schemes: Dy CM K Narayana Swamy

Deputy Chief Minister K Narayana Swamy launching the YSR Cheyutha scheme in Chittoor on Wednesday
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Deputy Chief Minister K Narayana Swamy launching the YSR Cheyutha scheme in Chittoor on Wednesday

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Deputy Chief Minister K Narayana Swamy on Wednesday stated that funds would never be a criteria for initiating women-oriented schemes and Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has always committed to women empowerment right from the beginning.

Chittoor: Deputy Chief Minister K Narayana Swamy on Wednesday stated that funds would never be a criteria for initiating women-oriented schemes and Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has always committed to women empowerment right from the beginning.

Ensuring financial stability to poor has been achieved by the Chief Minister in the state after 73 years of Independence apart from the political equality significantly in respect of offering Deputy Chief Minister posts to the incumbents of SC, ST, BC and minorities, he pointed out.

Literally speaking there was no funds crunch for women-oriented welfare schemes, he reiterated.

Launching the YSR Cheyutha scheme here on Wednesday after attending CM's video conference held at the Collectorate, he enlisted the achievements of YSRCP government in fulfilling all the provisions of Navaratnalu within one-year of Jagan's regime. He said that the scheme would be a boon on the part of women belonging to SC, ST, BC and Minorities in the age group of 45 to 60 years. "The beneficiaries of the scheme would play a vital role in safe guarding the interests of their families. Each beneficiary would be paid Rs 17,750 per year. They are permitted to avail the funds for generating additional revenue to their families by way of investing on small business units, " he added.

Under YSR Cheyutha scheme, the beneficiary would receive total amount of Rs 75,000 in four instalments for four years. Referring to Chittoor district, he said 17,53,485 beneficiaries would be covered under YSR Cheyutha scheme with an outlay of Rs 1,301 crore. During the first year, 51,243 SCs, 7,952 STs, 94,231 BCs and 19,643 Minorities would be benefitted. MP N Reddappa, MLA A Srinivasulu, District Collector Dr N B Gupta, SP S Senthil Kumar and others were present.

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