In order to have self-sustaining retired personnel in the progressive state of Andhra Pradesh, the AP state government started off with YSR Pension Kanuka Scheme. This scheme is a welfare scheme for aged, who are often looked down upon and are considered secondary in terms of essentiality. As the Indian tradition always held the virtue of “Respecting your elders” at its highest level of Importance, the YSR Pension Kanuka Scheme is a manifestation of our very culture.
Beneficiaries from the scheme
People in their old age
Benefits that come with the YSR Pension Kanuka Scheme
There are benefits that come with the YSR Pension Kanuka Scheme. These benefits come in monetary terms and they are as follows:
For old people, widows, toddy tappers, weavers and single women, a monthly amount of ₹2250 is transferred to the account of the applicant
For disabled personnel, transgenders and dappu artists, ₹3000 a month is transferred to the account of the applicant
For people who are affected with Chronic Kidney Diseases, a monthly amount of ₹10000 is transferred in their accounts.
For those who find it really hard to make ends meet, this scheme comes God sent. Not only would this enable them to sustain themselves, but the amount would also help them live a much more dignified life, without having to rely on others for financial support or help.
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.