AP YSR Jagananna Palle Velugu Scheme

The Andhra Government has been at the forefront of innovation when it comes to helping out the poor in the state. Recent efforts on behalf of the state government have included offering financial assistance and job opportunities to the poor – especially those who have suffered from the unfavourable consequences of lockdowns imposed last year; the tremors of which are felt even now.

In a long list of schemes implemented by the Andhra government, there has been a newer addition in the form of the Andhra Pradesh YSR Jagananna Palle Velugu scheme.

About the Andhra Pradesh Jagananna Palle Velugu scheme

For the longest time, rural streets in Andhra have plunged into pitch darkness at the very onset of dusk. This makes it very difficult for returning employees to navigate their way home and also makes it incredibly unsafe for women. To make matters brighter, the Andhra government intends to install four lakh LED street lights in around 2,000 habitations across the entire state.

The main goal of the project is environmental protection, reduction of so-called “dark spots” in Andhra Pradesh and also ensuring women safety, which is a by-product of well-lit streets.

To further increase the efficiency of the scheme, the government also intends to install a Complaint Monitoring system.

Benefits ushered in by the implementation of the scheme

The government of Andhra will aim to install four lakh street lights across 2,000 rural habitations. Here are some of the benefits that come along with installing LED lights across the state:

  • The LED lights depreciate at a much slower rate than other alternatives available in the market.
  • These LED lights do not have tungsten filaments. Hence, they do not burn out quickly and have long lives.
  • There are no toxins like mercury in LED lights.
  • Considering how they do not have toxins or complicated mechanisms, these lights are less likely to require regular maintenance, and also leads to lesser heat production.
  • The lights would thereby consume the least amount of electricity in comparison with other lights and also offer appropriate lighting on the streets which would offer further safety for women on the roads.
  •  The new LED lights will have improved colour rendering options as opposed to traditional lighting options available.

There will, in addition to the above, also be a Complaint Monitoring System made available to the masses. This came into the picture simply because the result of a local survey suggested that 80% of the public representatives expressed dissatisfaction over the maintenance of the street lights that have already been installed, and over the years have reached dilapidated conditions.

Summing it up

In the long run, this makes streets incredibly safer for all, as a well-lit street adds in the element of clarity and certainty, which is what makes the way back home feel safe.

There have been criminals who have, for quite some years now, made use of these dark pockets to carry out heinous crimes. With better illumination offered, people will be in a better position to defend themselves.

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Schemes launched by the state government

The state governments of India are the next important government bodies right after the central government of the country. The state governments constitute 28 states and 8 union territories

India is a democratic and republic country wherein highest authorities and powers are proffered to the central government. For the state government, real executive powers are given to Chief Minister as he is responsible for heading the Council of Ministers. The state governments of India work toward internal security, such as police department, social welfare, public health betterment and other similar state-related issues. The state government of the country earns its employee income from sales tax services, stamp duty services, and from some parts of GST.

The state governments have launched a variety of schemes so far. Some of the examples are as follows:

In Andhra Pradesh, Chandranna Bima Yojana, National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Program, and Smart Pulse Survey have been launched. In Assam, Mass Rapid Transit System has been recently launched. In Maharashtra, Police Pratisaad Ask services and various schemes for the betterment of farmers have been launched. In Karnataka, PM Santwana Harish Yojana, and Housing scheme for Transgenders have been launched. In Uttar Pradesh, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana, Hausla Paushan scheme, and Swadhar Greh yojana have been launched.

The state government of India monitors both rural and urban development. However, it is not feasible for the state government to monitor all rural and urban local government bodies. Thus, based on the provided funding and coverage, rural and urban local entities create development plan whenever required. These government entities work in close association with planning commission and local or regional government sectors and authorities.

Apart from these schemes, the state government also ensures the effective implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in respective states.