Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will launch his government flagship scheme on today in Nellore. YSRCP government has decided to increase the amount of ‘Rythu Bharosa’ scheme from Rs 12,500 to Rs 13,500 annually and implement it for five years instead of the four years. Under this flagship scheme, the amount will be deposited in three instalments. The first instalment of Rs 7,500 will be credited to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries in May. The second installment of Rs 4000 in October. The final installment of Rs 2,000 in January. Financial assistance is provided to the landowner farmer families and to the SC, ST, BC and minority landless tenant farmer families.
The following categories of higher economic status shall not be eligible for benefit under the scheme: all institutional landholders; farmer families in which one or more of its members are either former or present holders of constitutional posts; and former and present Ministers / State Ministers.
Former / present Members of Lok Sabha / Rajya Sabha / State Legislative Assemblies / State Legislative Councils; former and present Mayors of Municipal Corporations; and former and present chairpersons of district panchayats too are not eligible.
All serving or retired officers and employees of Central / State Government Ministries / Offices / Departments and their field units; Central or State PSEs; and attached offices / Autonomous Institutions under Government as well as regular employees of Local Bodies (excluding multi tasking staff / Class IV / Group D employees) are also not eligible. All superannuated / retired pensioners, whose monthly pension is ₹10,000 or more (excluding multi-tasking staff / Class IV / Group D employees) of the above category too are excluded.
All persons who paid income tax in the last assessment year, professionals such as doctors, engineers, lawyers, chartered accountants and architects registered with professional bodies and carrying out profession by undertaking practices are also not eligible.
Persons who paid commercial tax / professional tax / GST during the last assessment year; persons owning farmlands converted into house sites, aquaculture, or any other non-agriculture usage, either updated or not updated in the revenue records, are also not eligible.