Andhra Pradesh government is going to start AP YSR Netanna Hastham Scheme 2019 for weavers. Under this scheme, the state govt. will grant Rs. 24,000 per annum to handloom weavers. This scheme would be implemented from 21 December 2019. The AP YSR Netanna Hastam list of beneficiaries will be displayed in villages and towns by the end of October month.
Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy had promised AP YSR Netanna Hastham Scheme for handloom weavers in AP state during his padayatra. The state govt. has also decided to hike allowance to fishermen to Rs. 10,000 from Rs. 4,000 during 60 day annual conservation period when fishing is not allowed.
This raised assistance will also be applicable for traditional fishermen who use catamarans. Previously, only those fishermen who were using motor and mechanised boats were able to get assistance.
AP YSR Netanna Hastham Scheme 2019
AP cabinet has approved to extend Rs. 24,000 per year to every eligible weaver’s family who has manual weaving unit. This AP YSR Netanna Hastham Scheme will provide assistance to handloom weavers from 21 December 2019. The 1st list of AP YSR Netanna Nestam Scheme to be released in all villages and towns by the end of Oct 2019.
AP YSR Netanna Hastam Scheme is a first-of-its-kind initiative to boost powerloom sector in the country. In addition to this, the diesel subsidy on fishing boats is doubled to Rs. 9 per litre. Fishermen should take diesel from specified petrol bunks in the vicinity of fishing harbours.
AP govt. will also provide guarantee to enable Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) to obtain loan of Rs. 1,000 crore to buy new buses to replace the old ones. AP Power Finance Corporation can now issue bonds of upto Rs. 4,471 crore to rescue distribution companies (DISCOMs) in financial crisis.
The state cabinet has also raised additional retail excise tax on liquor to implement its policy of imposing prohibition in phases Andhra Pradesh. The AP govt. will form a separate corporation to outsource employees in various govt. departments.
Other Decisions in AP Cabinet Meeting (16 October 2019)
The other decisions which were taken in the AP cabinet meeting held on 16 October 2019 are as follows:-
— Junior advocates will get stipend of Rs. 5,000 per month
— Salaries of home guards will be increased from Rs. 600 to Rs. 710 per day. This would hike salaries of home guards to around Rs. 3,300 per month from present Rs. 18,000 per month.
— The honorarium for organizers of mid-day meals in schools would be hiked to Rs. 3,000 per month from Rs. 1,000.
The state govt. of AP will setup water grids at the district level to ensure supply of drinking water to all villages and towns. From now onward, Newspaper ad tariff would be hiked. Allotment of 1.5 acres of land to Aamoda Publications at Paradesipalem in Visakhapatnam city stands cancelled. This land has now been allocated to economically weaker sections.