Andhra Pradesh Cabinet approves proposal to hike welfare pension, Vizag Metro Rail’s project report, among others

A decision was also taken to raise the limit of free treatment to poor people under the Dr YSR Aarogyasri health scheme to ₹25 lakh.


Published Dec 16, 2023 | 11:42 AMUpdatedDec 16, 2023 | 11:42 AM

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy chairs Cabinet meeting. welfare pension, vizag metro rail

On Friday, 15 December, the Andhra Pradesh Cabinet approved several key proposals which encompassed hiking welfare pensions to ₹3,000 per month and approving Visakhapatnam Metro Rail’s detailed project report (DPR) among others.

The Cabinet meet, chaired by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, also approved the decision to raise YSR Pension Kanuka (welfare pension to eligible poor people) from ₹2,750 to ₹3,000 per month.

The pension is doled out to eligible old people, widows, single women, HIV positive persons, and others.

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Cabinet approves other proposals

Additionally, the YSRCP government approved the preparation of a detailed project report to build a four-corridor metro rail in Visakhapatnam with a network of 77 km.

At the meeting, a decision was taken to raise the limit of free treatment to poor people under the Dr YSR Aarogyasri health scheme to ₹25 lakh.

The Chief Minister noted that raising the limit to ₹25 lakh is the most significant milestone in the history of the Dr YSR Aarogyasri scheme, said an official press release.

The Cabinet gave its nod for setting up cancer treatment wings in seven government hospitals across the state, located at Srikakulam, Kakinada, Vijayawada, Ongole, Nellore, Tirupati, and Anantapur.

Aimed at promoting beach tourism, the government also approved a proposal to allot five acres of land to the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Department at Akkupalli village in Srikakulam district.

The Cabinet also observed two minutes’ silence in homage to MLC Shaik Sabjee, who died in a car crash on Friday.

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