Y. S. Rajashekar Reddy
Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy Foundation Inc.
Y. S. Rajashekar Reddy
Programs Achievement
Abhayahastham (IKP Life Insurance Scheme) Monthly pension ranging from Rs.500 to Rs.2,200 to all women over 60 years of age. Life Insurance, Scholarships to their children. Only one rupee per day to be paid by the SHG members. Large scale benefit to One Crore 25 lakh women.
Current charges, Taxes Not single Paisa enhanced in current charges since the last five years. Oath taken in the Assembly, not to enhance for the next five years. No other tax was enhanced.
Additional power purhcases Rs.6,500crore expenditure during the past two and half years. The 40% growth in power demand is the indication of the tremendous progress made in Agriculture, Industry and Service sectors.
Rajiv Udyogasri.
Jobs (Government and non-Government)
No Vacancy boards disappeared. Wanted Boards reappeared. 10 lakh jobs created in the past 5 years in Government and private sectors. Another 10 lakh jobs through Rajiv Udyogsri in the coming two years. 55,000 jobs in SEZs as of now. Ultimate aim is to create 25 lakh jobs. 11,000 vehicles utilised in one Jalayagnam programme alone. Direct and indirect jobs and employment to more than one lakh persons. 50,000 teachers as of now. 17,000 Police recruitment completed. Efforts are on for recruitment of 20,000 more police. 53,000 teachers recruitment would be completed in the coming 3 months. Training in Mason jobs to 38,000 unemployed as part of INDIRAMMA housing programme.
Free Power Uninterrupted free power supply to 30 lakh pump sets (families) since four and half years on record scale. 1500 crore units’ free power to Agriculture sector every year.
Agricultural Loans Loans worth Rs.22,650crore distributed in 2007-08. Rs.26,000crore targeted for 2008-09. The interest rate is only 3%.
Farmers’ loans waiver Rs.11,100crore loans waived to 64 lakh farmers, highest in the country. Rs.1,800 crore distributed by State Government @ Rs.5,000 as incentive to each of 36 lakh farmers who were not covered under loan waiver scheme announced by the Centre.
Land distribution 6.04 lakh acres distributed to poor… Rs.500 crore for land development. Six lakh acres Land ownership rights to Tribal’s.
Agricultural Laborers All round benefit to more than one crore persons. Full stop to migrations. Daily wage enhanced from Rs.20 to Rs.82.3… Likely to be raised Rs.100. Top rank at national level in the implementation of National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme by using Social Audit, Smart Card and e-governance.
PashuKranthy Purchase of 1,50,000 cattle at 3%interest and Rs.30,000 subsidy. White Revolution in villages.
Sheep Insurance This scheme is being implemented in the State for the first time in the entire country.
Aarogyasri, 108
108 Ambulances are made available to all at all times. Ambulances were made to reach to any place in the State within 18 minutes. Every day, 802 Ambulances with 6,000 emergency trips is a new record. Total Health safety to seven and halfcrore people through Aarogyasri.
104 Help Line 50,000 calls per day. Tele-medicine. Free Health information. Time to time counseling.
Houses 39 lakh houses were built since the past four and half years. 28 lakh houses under construction. Indiramma target is 80 lakh houses. With the construction of the remaining houses, Andhra Pradesh would emerge as the only State without huts in the coming two years. The housing budget rose 10 times from Rs.500 crore to Rs.5,000crores since the last four years. Check to irregularities through 24 hour help line, quick response teams and social audit. House sites were distributed to more than 20 lakh poor.
Self Help Groups More than One crore women Self Help Groups joined as of now.
Loans Rs.16,535crore since the past four and half years (By December 2008). This year target is Rs.11,000crore. By March, 2009 the total loan distribution would be Rs.23,000crore in five years period. The Government aims at making one crore women as lakhiers in the coming four years.
Micro loans-Total percentage in the country. 42 %. The lion’s share out of the country’s micro loans is enjoyed by our State women only.
Cooking Gas Ours is the only State that has bore the entire burden of Rs.50 on Gas enhanced by the Centre.
Ration Cards An additional 50 lakh new white ration cards sanctioned as of now. Ration cards to all the eligible. White cards to around 2 crore families including the middle class.
Loan waiver Rs.2,000crore waived to beneficiaries who have taken loans through S.C., S.T., B.C., Minorities’ Corporations.
Handloom Sector – Weavers Rs.327 crore loans of handloom weavers waived. 3 lakh families benefited by loan waiver. Pensions to 1.5 lakh weavers. Budget rose to more than Rs.150 crore.
Pensions Since the last five years, new pensions to 55 lakh…By 1st of every month, 71 lakh pensions regularly @Rs.200 each.
Education University in every district. 17 new Universities established apart from specialized Universities. Several new Universities like IIT, IIIT, BITS established.
Fees Reimbursement for Students For the first time in the country, 100% fee reimbursement to B.C., Minority, Poor among Upper castes (E.B.C) students including S.C. & S.Ts. Free Higher Education. Rs.2,500crore allocation made towards fee reimbursement during 2009-10. 26 lakh students benefited as of now. 7 lakh EBC students would benefit additionally. With this Govt. will be bearing the burden of providing higher education to 85% of the students. (11 lakh B.Cs., 5 lakh S.Cs, 1.8 lakh S.Ts, 7.4 lakh minorities and 25,000 disabled…in total around 33 lakh students would benefit under the scheme.
Welfare Budget In 2008-09, budget was allocated to welfare sector on a large scale at Rs,30,000crore.
B.C.Budget Rs.1,600crore was allocated in 2008-09.
Minority Budget Rs.200 crore allocated in 2008-09.
Mass Marriages Mass marriages were conducted through T.T.D’s Kalyanamasthu and to Minorities through Minority Department..
Development, Plan, Welfare sector, Capital Expenditures. As per the latest R.B.I. Report, the State ranks 1st either in absolute terms or on percapita basis in development, plan, social, capital expenditures. Agriculture registered two digit growth rate in 2007-08 as nowhere else in the country.
sector, Capital Expenditures. expenditures. Agriculture registered two digit growth rate in 2007-08 as nowhere else in the country.
I.T.  & I.T. Jobs. New I.T. Policy formulated in 2005 for speedy progress and to reach top position in the country.  Steps initiated for I.T. development in the cities like Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Tirupati, Warangal.  1,584 I.T. companies established as of now. 1.53 lakh jobs newly in I.T.sector.  Rs.26,122 croreI.T.Exports in 2007-08
I.T.exports Percentage Andhra Pradesh achieved 15% of the National exports.  National growth  rate is 32% and the State’s growth rated recorded as 41%.
Industries Fast industrialization in every district.  Industrial development at cities like Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Tirupati and Warangal.  According to R.B.I. report, our State ranked 2nd in the country in attracting investments in 2007-08.
Employment in Industries Rs.16,700crore investments from 2004 to 2008.  2.14 lakh jobs created.  Some more industries being established and fast completing at a total investment of Rs.38,600crores, aimed at creating 1.3 lakhs jobs.
Subsidy Rice Rice made available to 2 crore families @Rs.2 per kilo only.  Government is bearing more than Rs.3,000crore towards Rice subsidy.
Essential Commodities Rice, Red gram and palm oil monthly essential commodities being supplied at Rs.103 only.
Local Bodies Duties-Funds JanmaBhoomi-Nodal Agency cancelled.  Rs.6,110crore spent in the last four years itself.
Production Agricultural production with 199 lakh M.Ts is a major achievement.  The State regained its lost glory as Annapoorna.  Farmers are well off and brimming with confidence.
Minimum Support Price Percentage Price rise and percentage in MSP in the last five years- Paddy-Rs.350 (64% raise), Cotton-Rs.1075 (56% raise), Jowar, Sajja, Maize Rs.355 (66% raise), Pulses Rs.1150 (84% raise), Ground Nut Rs.700 (50% raise) and Sunflower Rs.965 (77% raise).
Universities Government took a policy decision to establish one University in each district.  18 new Universities established including Veterinary, Horticulture universities as of now.
Educational Institutions New educational institutions like I.I.T, IIIT, BITSPilani established.  I.T. education being imparted in 1,000 schools and computers supplied to Madras’s.
Rural Education World-class education being imparted in the Rajiv Gandhi Triple ITs to 6,000 rural students in I.T, Bio-technology, Nano-technology sectors.  Free education to majority students.  11 Polytechnic colleges, 9 Junior Colleges, 31 Degree Colleges opened.  As part of SUCCESS School education scheme, English Medium education with CBSE syllabus imparted besides computer training.
Jawahar Knowledge Centres Training is being imparted to students of more than 1,000 vocational colleges as per the industrial needs, with the aim of creating employment to 5 lakh persons.  Already training/placement provided to 60,000 students.   Rural and backward class  students are getting jobs employment in multi-national companies.
Community Colleges Evening classes in Government Colleges/Universities…Diploma and Degree awards to working persons.  Evening Polytechnic courses in the existing Engineering Colleges. Diploma seats in the State doubled.  One I.T.I established in each of the constituency.
Education Budget Rs.35,000crore spent in the past five years.
Higher Education Budget Rs.1,500crore in 2008-09 and Rs.2,383 crore allocated for 2009-10.
Co-operative Sugar, Spinning Mills 5 closed Sugar Mills and 2 Cement plants were re-opened.  The package of the State Government for merging BHPV in BHEL won accolades from employees and labour associations nationwide.  Government jobs provided to 1,486 employees due to the closure of Allwyn based on their efficiency and utility.  Pension facility to Allwyn employees on par with Government employees.  Several Public Undertakings like APGENCO, RTC, Singareni company etc. are running in profit path with the  support of the Government.
Rajiv YuvaSakthi 80,000 youth trained in various sectors at a cost of Rs.21 crore.  Rs.20 crore financial help extended to 4,540 weavers.
S.C.,S.T entrepreneurs 20% additional subsidy.  Additional reimbursement  at 0.25 paisa  on power unit.  25% additional reimbursement on Sales Tax.  Separate Trust established through which the entrepreneurs would be provided guarantee.
Rains For the first time in the history …Full rains in five years.  All dams full of water continuously for five years.  Water flows to tanks what were not full in twenty five years and heavy flows to Singur project that has not witnessed full waters for eight years.  Plenty of Agricultural production and hydroelectricity generation.