On November 21, 2019, World Fisheries Day was celebrated. On this occasion, Andhra Pradesh (AP) Chief Minister (CM) Yeduguri Sandinti Jagan Mohan Reddy launched YSR Matsyakara Bharosa, a welfare scheme for fishermen in Mummadivaram in East Godavari district, Amaravati, AP. As a part of this, 1,32,332 fishermen in the age group of 21-60 will get an enhanced monetary relief of Rs 10,000 each during the marine ban and lean period annually between April and June.The scheme also enhanced the Subsidy on diesel from Rs 6.03 to Rs 9 per Litre, for 10 months every year, which are relevant to the mechanized (3000 Ltrs) and motorized boats (300 Ltrs).
- CM have announced that the insurance cover for the fishermen in the age group of 18-60 was doubled to Rs. 10 Lakhs in the case of accidental death.
- He also offered Rs. 80 crores to 16,654 fishermen who were affected by drilling operation in Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation for laying pipelines in 2012 in Mummadivaram constituency.
AP ropes in IIM-Ahmedabad to check graft in government departments:
AP government formally signed an agreement with the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM) under which the latter will undertake a study to identify corruption in administration at all levels. In this agreement, the IIM- Ahmedabad should complete the portion by February 2020 and submit the report.
Key Points: –
i.The IIM-A provides the guidelines to control corruption from the village level to the top grade of the government.
ii.IIM-A Public Systems Group professor Sundaravalli Narayanaswamy and AP Anti-Corruption Bureau Director General Kumar Vishwajeet exchanged the agreement in the presence of CM.
AP Government have enhanced the financial assistance for Christians for undertaking pilgrimage. Government has ordered pilgrimage for those who have an annual income of up to Rs 3 lakh, they would be given Rs 60,000 for undertaking pilgrimage to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jordan River, Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee. In 2016 it last Rs. 40,000 which was fixed by Chandrababu Naidu (Ex. CM of AP). It will provide Rs 30,000 if the income is above Rs 3 lakh per annum.
Participants– Fisheries minister Mopidevi Venkata Ramana, Agriculture minister K Kanna Babu and other leaders were present in the launch of YSR Matsyakara Bharosa, whereas, Chief Secretary Nilam Sawhney, Director General of Police Gautam Sawang, Principal Secretary Praveen Prakash and other officials were present in IIM-A program.
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Governor– Biswabhushan Harichandan