Of the 1.3 crore families, 93 lakh families will get family insurance under the `KCR Bima – Prati Intiki Dheema’. All the white ration card holders will get an insurance benefit of Rs. 5 lakh irrespective of cause of death. BRS party president and CM KCR has released the party manifesto for the ensuing elections 2023 – which envisages a benefit to every section of society.
Besides continuing the ongoing schemes, the benefits under them will be enhanced in a phased manner. The AAsara pension which is Rs. 2016 now will be taken to RS. 5,016 by the end of the next term of the government. It will be increased to Rs. 3,016 soon after the party returns to power and every year Rs. 500 will be added to it. Similarly, poor women will get Rs. 3,000 per month. The differently-abled pension will be revised to Rs. 6,016 per month in a phased manner.
Under the Telangana Annapurna scheme, all the ration card holders will now get fine rice. The Rythu Bandhu which is Rs. 10,000 per acre will be increased to Rs. 12,000 after elections and later it will be taken to Rs. 1,5000 per acre by the end of the term of the next government. In a major announcement, CM KCR has promised to give cooking gas cylinders for just Rs. 400 to all the eligible poor and it will be extended to all accredited journalists too.
The medical coverage benefit under the Arogya Sri which is Rs. 10 lakhs will be enhanced to Rs. 15 lakhs to all the eligible poor and it will also be extended to all the journalists as well. Referring to housing, CM KCR said it was decided to construct one lakh more double-bedroom houses in Hyderabad and the new promise is that the government would allot plots for housing to all the homeless poor.
Addressing the concern of the Upper Caste communities, it was decided to construct residential schools in all the 119 constituencies exclusively for the poor in the upper caste communities. The existing schools and junior colleges for minorities and other communities will be upgraded in a phased manner. The BRS has also promised to construct its own buildings for all the Mahila Swashakti groups which have about 46 lakh women members.
Going by the popular demand from the Dalit groups, the BRS government will look into giving permanent rights to all those holding the assigned lands giving them the decision to sell their land if they wanted. The BRS party will come out with a suitable best policy with regard to the orphan children. The party has also agreed to look into the popular demand from the government employees who have been demanding the Old Pension Scheme. CM KCR said his government will constitute a high-level committee to study the issue soon after the government formation after the elections.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao