CM releases Rs. 536 Cr for Kapu Nestham


Govt spent Rs 2069 so far

Nidadavolu, Sept 16: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy released Rs. 536.77 crore towards the fourth tranche of Kapu Nestham benefitting 3, 57, 844 women of Kapu, Ontari, Balija, Telaga and Vontari communities.
Addressing a huge public meeting before releasing the amount through the click of a button here on Saturday, the Chief Minister said that the Government has been paying the women beneficiaries, as it strongly believes that only women can skillfully manage household affairs.
So far, Government spent Rs.2069crore on Kapu Nestham benefitting Rs.60,000 each, paying Rs.15, 000 every year to Kapu women of 45 to 60 years. Beneficiaries will receive the amount into their bank accounts directly.
He said that the Government has implemented the Kapu Nestham for though Party has not mentioned it in the election manifesto.
“In our manifesto, we have promised to spend Rs. 2000crore every year for the welfare of the Kapus, but we have done more than that,” he said.

Government has so far spent Rs. 22,333crore for Kapu women under YSR Cheyutha, Kapu Nestham and other welfare schemes, he said.
While the Government spent a whopping Rs. 2,35,0000 crore on the welfare schemes, Rs.39, 247crore including the non-DBT benefits were received by the Kapu women equaling to 16.70 per cent.
TDP Government did not spend even 10 per cent of it during its tenure, he said.
Over 34, 37, 000 women benefitted so far under YSR Cheyuta, Kapu Nestham and other schemes. “We have created 2, 06,000 permanent jobs in the last four years and 9.5 per cent of the jobs went to Kapu youth and women,” he said adding that it would help in women empowerment.

Besides giving 2, 46, 000 house sites to Kapu women and 12 per cent of the nominated posts to Kapus, one Kapu Deputy Chief Minister was sharing power along with him, he said.

Unlike the TDP rule, this Government is totally committed for the welfare of all weaker sections and EBC communities, he said.
Responding to local MLA Srinivas Naidu, the Chief Minister sanctioned Rs.66core for laying a BT road for the benefit of 17 villages in the constituency, Rs.19crores for upgrading the local hospital into 100-bedded hospital and promised to construct community halls for SCs, BCs and a multipurpose one for all community, he said.


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