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Telangana govt introduces ‘Aasara’ pension as social safety net to poor

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As a part of its welfare measures and social safety net strategy, the government has introduced the ‘Aasara’ pensions, with a view to ensuring secured life for all the poor.


It is a welfare scheme of to old people, widows, physically disabled and beedi workers.


Tahsildar of Asif Nagar, D Sunil Kumar said that 10,000 new Aasara have been sanctioned under Asif Nagar Mandal jurisdiction.


“We have distributed the sanctioned pension in a meeting under the presence of MLAs. The remaining cards are distributed in the morning in the MRO office. Total pensioners in Asif Nagar Mandal are 35,000 and new are 10,000 and previous old pensions existing are 25,000. Window pensions sanctioned by the government have been given to respected people,” he said.


A beneficiary, Najmunisa expressed her gratitude to Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao as she received the widow pension card and received Rs 2,100 through the card.


“I did not get the card for 14 years. Now my card is made and I am very happy,” she said.


Another beneficiary, Anuradha said that the government is distributing the card for the welfare of all.


“I received the widow pension card from the office. The Telangana government is giving it for the welfare of all. Every month, I get rupees Rs 2,016 into my account directly. I thank the government for it,” she said.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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