Women empowerment has been the core of several state and central schemes for the last couple of years. And while many of them have encouraged women, entrepreneurs, few have offered benefits to women farmers. The Andhra government, paying heed to the perils faced by women farmers has initiated the Andhra Jagananna Jeeva Kranthi scheme 2021.
About the Andhra Pradesh Jagananna Jeeva Kranthi scheme 2021
The state government of Andhra Pradesh, under the implementation of the Jeeva Kranthi scheme, will provide sheep and goats to BC / SC / ST / Minority women. The women who will benefit from the scheme will be those in the age group 45 years to 60 years. These women will be able to receive sheep and goat units through the Rythu Bharos Kendras with financial assistance offered by the State government.
Who are the prime beneficiaries of the scheme?
As per the implementation of the scheme, sheep and goats will be provided to women from the following communities:
- Backward Classes (BC)
- Scheduled Castes (SC)
- Scheduled Tribes (ST)
- Minority Communities
Which species of Sheep or goats will be provided under the AP Jagananna Jeeva Kranthi Scheme?
Women beneficiaries can purchase any of the following species:
- Nellore Brown
- Macharla Brown
- Vizianagaram Breed
- Back Bengal – Goats
- Native breeds
Implementation of the scheme
The Andhra Pradesh government hopes that the cultivation will provide employment to women who are landless, and thereby poor. They do not even get to benefit from the agricultural sector, in the absence of land. To help such women out, the Andhra Government devised the plan to distribute livestock to women at affordable prices. The implementation of this distribution will be done in three phases:
- Phase 1: Distribution of roughly 20,000 units in the first phase till March 2021
- Phase 2: Distribution of 1,30,000 units in the second phase from April to August 2021
- Phase 3: Distribution of 99,000 units in the third phase from September to December 2021
Summing it up
With more and more schemes that enable women to reach out for better avenues towards making a living, the agenda of women empowerment seems well rooted amidst financial and sociopolitical schemes in India.
Women now find themselves empowered across several walks of life and they are now able to create a living for themselves, as opposed to being at the mercy of patriarchal models of society to sustain themselves and their ambitions. With the implementation of schemes like these, women are now reaching out to bigger markets and displaying skills of fine entrepreneurship, reaping profits and contributing largely to the industry they work in.
With such endeavours in place, empowerment and development are, without a doubt, a given. In the long run, such schemes work as blueprints and offer case study material towards the creation of newer schemes that further the cause and make sure that women get to benefit from government schemes as well. The AP Jagannana scheme is one among the many; setting the sails wind, guiding India towards a progressive and brighter tomorrow.