On 7th September 2020, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launched two nutrition schemes “YSR Sampoorna Poshana” and “YSR Sampoorna Poshana Plus” to provide nutritious food to the pregnant women, new mothers and children at the Tadepalli camp office.
The state government issued an order to rename the scheme – Agriculture Electricity Cash Transfer Scheme as YSR Free Agriculture Power.
About the Schemes:
i.YSR Sampoorna Poshana will provide nutritious food to the women and children in the urban and rural areas of the plain lands and YSR Sampoorna Poshana Plus will focus on providing nutritious food in around 8320 Anganwadi Centres across the 77 tribal areas.
ii.These two schemes will benefit around 30.16 lakh mothers and children of the below poverty line (BPL) families.
i.Under these schemes, the government of Andhra Pradesh will spend around Rs.1863 crore per annum to provide nutritious food to the women and children, with an expenditure of Rs.1100 per month for every beneficiary.
ii.The Department of Women Development and Child Welfare had developed a mobile app – YSR Sampoorna Poshana App, to ensure effective implementation and monitoring of the schemes and to assess the delivery and satisfactory level of the beneficiaries.
iii.Under YSR Sampoorna Poshana Plus, the nutritious meals will be distributed through the 8 Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA) and 52 Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS).
iv.Under these schemes “Take Home Nutrition Kit” with nutritious foods are provided to the women and children.
Other Launches & Initiatives:
i.Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launched the YSR Sampoorna Poshana App, pocket book and SOP (Standard operating procedure) Booklets.
YSR Free Agriculture Power:
The government of Andhra Pradesh reintroduced free power into the agriculture energy supply scheme – Agriculture Electricity Cash Transfer Scheme which was announced on 1st September 2020 and renamed it as “YSR Free Agriculture Power”. This scheme will be implemented in a new form from the next Financial year.
On pilot basis this scheme will commence in Srikakulam from September 2020.
The monthly Direct Benefit Transfer(DBT) amount for the Srikakulam will be transferred by the government to the AP Eastern Power Distribution Company against the farmers’ account.
i.Under this scheme the government will install smart meters to the agricultural power supply to implement the central reform to implement a 2% hike in Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act (FRBM Act) borrowing limit.
ii.This hike will entitle an additional loan of Rs.20000 crores to the state in the current fiscal.
Recent Related News:
i.Andhra Pradesh CM Launched “YSR Cheyutha” scheme to ensure sustainable livelihood for women by providing a financial assistance of Rs.18750 per year for 4 years.
ii.In a bid to provide free medical treatment to the poor, The Chief Minister (CM) of Andhra Pradesh (AP),Yeduguri Sandinti Jaganmohan Reddy has inaugurated “YSR Aarogyasri scheme” at Eluru in West Godavari district of AP.
About Andhra Pradesh:
Stadium– Dr. YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Stadium, Indira Gandhi Stadium, Indira Priyadarshini Stadium
Tiger Reserve– Nagarjuna Sagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve also known as Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary.