AP CM Champion For Women’s Empowerment, Welfare, And Safety

YS Jagan 2022 Birthday Special: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy announced in March this year that the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) government has spent a whopping Rs 1.18 lakh crore on 4.69 million women, beneficiaries, during the party’s three-year tenure in office. Speaking at the International Women’s Day celebrations organized by the Department of Women Development and Child Welfare, he said the state is ahead of other States in the country in launching various revolutionary schemes and programs aimed at empowering women.

During its tenure, the AP Government has given top priority to women’s empowerment, welfare and safety through schemes like Amma Vodi, which provides assistance to women to send their children to school from 1 to 12 and full fee reimbursement, Vasathi Deevena and Sampoorna Poshana and Sampoorna Poshana Plus for pregnant women. for women and YSR Cheyutha and YSR Aasara vendors to set up shop has come as a blessing to marginalized women.

Apart from this, DWCRA and Self Help Groups (SHG) are providing financial assistance to women under YSR Zero Interest Loan Scheme.

Apart from welfare, YS Jagan who was moved by the Hyderabad case immediately took up the task of launching the Disha Act on behalf of the victim to control crimes against women and ensure protection of women in the State. It was not just a statement but it turned into action when the state government established Disha police stations specifically for women’s safety and also the Disha mobile app that connects a woman in distress with the nearest police station. More than 1.16 million women have downloaded the Disha app and all Disha patrol vehicles are connected via GPS to the control room where personnel will respond in 4-5 minutes in villages and 8-10 minutes in villages in case of emergency.

In addition, a fleet of 163 Disha patrol vehicles and 18 caravans was made available to complement and improve response time to protect women and children in emergency situations.

He is known to respond to rape cases and instruct the police machinery to nab the accused on priority and deliver justice to the victims. In addition to this, he is known to send his minister to personally deliver compensation to the victims or their families.

We also know that the Chief Minister has a sensitive side when it comes to the welfare of women and girls. There have been many when he stopped his convoy to deal with the problem of parents whose sick children needed financial help.

In terms of women’s empowerment and women’s representation in senior positions, she is one of the few chief ministers in the AP Cabinet who have been assigned important portfolios to women. These include Home Minister Taneti Vanita, RK Roja, Vidadala Rajani and KV Usha Sri Charan, the four women ministers in the new 2022 Cabinet.

This, apart from the pension scheme, welfare schemes and the concept of Direct Benefit Transfer which leaves no room for corruption, has secured his place in the hearts of the women of the State, who bless and consider YS Jagan as their son, just like Jagananna. , Jagan mother…

(This special story is part of a series on the birthday of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy)

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