The OBC Sankranthi Sabha was a grand celebration as chairpersons of 56 BC corporations and 672 new directors have sworn in, in the presence of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. Reiterating that the BCs have always been an integral part of the society, CM said that the state had created history by setting up 56 BC corporations for 139 BC castes in the state. These corporations will help the state in the overall development of the small and marginal sections. While 29 Bc corporation chairperson posts have been allotted to women, 336 out of 672 directors under the BC corporation have been given to women.
Citing the ways employed by the AP govt to facilitate the upliftment of the backward sections of the society, Pondicherry Minister Malladi Krishna Rao is all praise for AP CM. The Minister said ‘People of Tamil Nadu need a Chief Minister like CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. As a minister belonging to the backward class, what AP CM has done to the BC community in the state is historic and that the community has been given the utmost importance by the present Government. CM Jagan has kept up his word to serving the BC community. I’m ready to resign and work for the Government as long as you are the Chief Minister’
Keeping up to the promises made during padayatra, CM said that the Government has always given the topmost priority to BCs. CM said that in the last 18 months, 90% of the promises have been fulfilled and that the SCs/STs/BCs and minority communities have been given top priority in all the schemes implemented. The Government had spent Rs 38,519 Crore on BCs in the last 18 months, benefitting over 2.88 Crore people.
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Speaking further on the schemes that Government has implemented in the state, CM said that schemes like AmmaVodi, which is entering its second phase on January 9, 2021, 19.66 lakh BCs had been benefitted from the scheme. Under AmmaVodi, The Government has spent Rs. 6,500 Cr to benefit 82 lakh students and 43 lakh, mothers. CM had further listed the schemes that were implemented in the last 18 months. Calling it a pro-farmer state, under Rythu Bharosa, Rs. 6,750 Cr is being spent on the farmers by providing them with the financial assistance of Rs. 13,500 yearly. He said that under this scheme, 23.69 lakh farmers were identified from the BC community.
Similarly, under housing for the poor, the Government will distribute 31 lakh house site pattas, out of which 15.92 lakh women beneficiaries from the BC community will receive the pattas as promised. Under YSR Nethanna Nestham, nearly 81,000 families were benefited by receiving Rs 384 Crore, and all are BCs. Through YSR Matsakara Bharosa 1.07 lakh BC families, Jaganannna Chedhodu 2.27 lakh BC families, YSR Aarogyasri 5.24 lakh BCs, YSR Aarogya Asara 1.38 lakh BCs, YSR Pension Kanuka 30.27 lakh BCs, and YSR Aasara 42.60 lakh BC women have been benefitted.
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