Jagan rolls out more dolls despite empty coffers

AP Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy had rolled out yet some more sets of dolls for the people at the cabinet meeting held in Amaravati. He rolled out Rs 24,000 per year per family to the weavers, Rs 10,000 per year per family to the fishermen and Rs 3,000 per month to the junior advocates. He also increased the monthly wages of the mid-day meal workers from Rs 1000 to Rs 3000 and directed the finance corporations to fund vehicles for the unemployed youth to be engaged by the government in sand transportation and the civil supplies department.

These monetary benefits are in addition to what has been rolled out in the last three months. Earlier, an amount of Rs 10,000 was given to the self-driven auto and cab drivers, Rs 13,500 to the farmers, besides Rs 5,000 to the village volunteers and Rs 15,000 to the newly-recruited 1.35 lakh employees of the village secretariat.

There are some more monetary benefits that would be rolled out for mothers under the Amma Vodi programme and Rs 60,000 to the ST women per year and Rs 15,000 pension to the dialysis patients, Rs 5,000 to the hospitalised patients after surgery and many more.

The State is moving fast on welfare count despite the financial crisis. The State after bifurcation had failed to have own revenue generation sources. Even the local source from the excise is cut down to one fourth due to the closure of the liquor shops in the State.

It is to be seen how the government would meet these demands and provide financial benefit to these sections once all the schemes are rolled out and the beneficiaries await their turn.

Ram Tatavarthi
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