Andhra Supporting Poor with 68 Welfare Schemes
HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao listed some of the ways in which the state of Andhra Pradesh has been looking after the poor in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Speaking at the Padmanabhan Mandal on the occasion of the inauguration of a protected water scheme in Visakhapatnam, he pointed out that the government had provided taps to every single household in the 19 nearby villages. The protected water project has been partially funded by the World Bank and is estimated to be worth 19 crore-rupees.
Prior to this event, the minister had personally inspected the ghat road project near the Anantha Padmanabha Swamy temple, being constructed on the same hill upon which the temple is situated. This project is estimated to be worth 5.69 crore-rupees and will make access to this holy shrine much easier for devotees.
The minister also handed out pensions to 75 single women, or widowed pensioners, on this occasion, indicating that the amount of 1,000 rupees per month per single woman had only recently been sanctioned.
He continued to speak well of the present Telugu Desam Party (TDP) government for its ongoing efforts to care for the poor of the state, adding that under the Chandranna Bima Padakam, families of victims of road accidents, snake bite cases, and lightning-associated injuries were eligible for and have been receiving total endowments worth 5 lakh rupees per case.