Hyderabad (Telangana) [India]Aug 05 (ANI): The Aasara pension scheme launched by the Telangana government financially helps widows and the elderly in the state.
The program was launched on November 8, 2014 at Kothur in Mahboobnagar district.
The welfare scheme pays pensions to the elderly, widows, elephantiasis, AIDS, physically handicapped, beedi workers and single women.
The Minister of Finance of Telangana, during the annual budget session for the financial year 2022-23 on March 7, 2022, allocated Rs 11,728 crore to the Aasara Pension Scheme.
The state government has increased the pension for the elderly, widows, AIDS patients, hand loom workers and grog tappers from Rs 200 to Rs 2,016 per month; the pension for disabled persons has increased from Rs 500 to Rs 3,016 per month; the pension of unmarried women, beedi workers and filarial patients would receive 2,016 rupees per month.
Speaking to ANI, Mohd Yousuf, a beneficiary, thanked Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao for the scheme and said the pension has helped him meet his daily expenses.
“I have been receiving a government pension for three years, I am grateful to the Chief Minister for the scheme. This pension helps me meet my daily expenses,” Yousuf said.
Jaya, a widow who has been on a pension for seven years, also thanked the chief minister.
“My husband is no more and I have three children and I am very grateful to Chief Minister KCR who is helping us,” she said. (ANI)
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