Andhra CM Jagan Reddy launches scheme to benefit 15,000 women of Kapu community

Andhra CM Jagan Reddy launches scheme to benefit 15,000 women of Kapu community

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has launched the Kapu Nestham scheme which was one of his pre-poll promises.

The scheme will now provide financial assistance of Rs 15,000 to women belonging to Kapu community and those who are in the age group of 45-60.

"In a period of five years, eligible women will be getting a total of Rs 75,000. About Rs 354 crore is distributed to over 2.36 lakh women having rice cards and belonging to Kapu, Balija, Telaga and Ontari communities," the Chief Minister announced.

During the launch he said his government has been implementing welfare schemes in a transparent manner leaving no scope for any corruption as the amount is directly credited into the bank accounts of the beneficiaries.

"The State has so far spent, during its 13 months in office, over Rs 43,000 crore benefiting 3.98 crore people which went directly into their bank accounts," he said.

The YSR Congress party government which completed one year in power on 1st June has so far launched Amma Vodi,Vasati Deevena, Viya Deevana, Vahana Mitra, Chedodu, Videsi Viday Deevena schemes.

Taking a jibe at Chandrababu Naidu led TDP government he said, "Previous government made tall promises for the welfare of Kapu community promising that it will spend Rs 1,000 crores per annum but has allotted a meagre Rs 400 crore on an average for the five years it was in office. But our government has spent Rs 4,770 crores in just one year for the Kapu community."

YS Jagan Reddy is also set to launch a mega and first of its kind distribution of over 29 lakh houses on July 8 through lottery process.