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Over 39 lakh people reap benefits of Asara pension scheme: Panchayat raj minister

Over 39 lakh people reap benefits of Asara pension scheme: Panchayat raj minister
Over 39 lakh people reap benefits of Asara pension scheme: Panchayat raj minister
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Emphasizing the success of Asara pension scheme, E Dayakar Rao has informed the house about the benefits of this scheme. State exceeds in terms of social security provided to its people.

About 39.41 lakh people have been benefitted by government flagship scheme of Asara, more than 23 thousand crores have been spent on the scheme so far, informed Panchayat raj and rural development minister E. Dayakar Rao in the state assembly on Saturday. The minister further added that qualifying age was reduced to 57 years so that more beneficiaries could enroll themselves for this scheme.

Praising the benefits of the scheme, the minister added that, Telangana exceeds in providing financial assistance and social security to its people, he compared it other states of the country, like Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh which gives 750, 600 and 500 rs of assistance respectively.

While minorities welfare minister asserted that, the state has successfully implemented the scheme of giving salaries to Imams and moazzam, which was 1000 rs earlier, now enhanced to 5000 rs per month. The minister assured that all pending files about this will be cleared after inquiries are been completed regarding the identification of rightful beneficiaries.


Over 39 lakh people reap benefits of Asara pension scheme: Panchayat raj minister
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