Our schemes our strength: KCR
Welfare schemes launched by the TRS government have infused self-confidence and instilled self-respect among the poor within a short span of three years and the state is marching towards fulfilling the aspirations of those who had led the historical movement for separate state of Telangana, said Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.
We infused self-confidence among poor: CM
Hyderabad: Welfare schemes launched by the TRS government have infused self-confidence and instilled self-respect among the poor within a short span of three years and the state is marching towards fulfilling the aspirations of those who had led the historical movement for separate state of Telangana, said Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.
Addressing the Third Formation Day celebrations of the state, which were held with customary pomp and gaiety at the Parade Grounds on Friday, KCR said Telangana stood first in the country in creating wealth and sharing it among the people based on equity and social justice.
The state has infused self-confidence and instilled self-respect among the poor by spending Rs 40,000 crore on 35 welfare schemes.
KCR said he had repeatedly asserted during the Telangana movement that once the new state is formed it will be the richest in the country.
In its recent report, the CAG stated that Telangana stood first in the country by registering revenue growth rate of 17.82 per cent,” he said.
Highlighting the new schemes, the Chief Minister said the government had decided to start residential degree colleges for ST women from the next academic year. It would be launching Rs 1000 pension scheme for single women from Saturday, the Chief Minister said.
He said the government which wants to encourage institutionalized deliveries would also launch the Amma Vodi scheme which consists of KCR Kits. The scheme has been designed to help the poor women to stay at home during the advanced stage of pregnancy, get nutritious food and to take care of the new born baby after delivery.
The pregnant women would also be given Rs 12,000 financial assistance in three phases. In case she gives birth to a baby girl, an additional amount of Rs 1000 more would be given. The KCR Kit would have 16 items like clothes, quality baby soaps, baby oil, baby powder, mosquito net, toys, napkins, diapers, etc, which will be sufficient for three months.
The Chief Minister said a comprehensive plan has been contemplated to develop the agricultural economy which is backbone to the rural areas while offering financial support to the agro based activities and thereby putting the villages on the progressive path.
With an objective to make agriculture profitable, initiatives like organising farmers camps, providing irrigation water by completing the projects at the earliest, giving Rs 8000 input costs for two crops per acre, supplying uninterrupted and quality power, crop colonies, ensuring minimum support price, would be taken up.
Farmers’ federations at village, mandal, district and state-level will be formed. Based on the soil testing reports, availability of water, weather conditions, the government will divide the state into crop colonies. This month, a scheme would be started under which Yadavas and Kurumas would be given 75 per cent subsidy to set up sheep units, he said.