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Telangana CM launches ‘Aasara’ pension scheme

Current Affairs

  • The Telangana government has introduced the “ Aasara ” pensions, with a view to  ensure   secured  life with dignity for all the poor.
  • ‘Aasara’ pension scheme is meant to protect the most vulnerable sections of  society in particular  the old and infirm, people with HIV-AIDS, widows, incapacitated weavers and toddy tappers, who have lost their means of livelihood with growing age, in order to support their day to day minimum  needs required  to lead a life of dignity and social security.
  • The Telangana Government introduced “ Aasara ” – a new Pension scheme – enhancing the monthly pension from Rs. 200 to Rs. 1000 for the old aged, widows, weavers, toddy tappers and AIDS patients and Rs. 500 to Rs. 1500 for disabled persons.
  • The government has spent Rs 4,700 crore on pensions benefitting 37, 65, 304 people including senior citizens, widows, physically handicapped, poor & old-aged artists and beedi workers. An increase of 478% over the previous such schemes.

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