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JAGAN’S YEAR-LONG ‘PADAYATRA’ ‘ACHIEVED’ MANY MILESTONES IN AP

Lokeswara Rao

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It’s exactly three years ago, Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy took the first step for ‘Padayatra’.

Starting on November 6, 2017 from YSR Ghat at Idupulapaya to the northeastern tip of Ichchapuram, the ‘PrajaSankalpaYatra’ was a roaring success with huge crowds joining the chorus and asking for a change.

The young leader had logged 3,648 km in a space of 341 days covering 134 assembly constituencies and crossing milestones one after the other and scaling the popularity chart which has reflected in the thunderous mandate of 151 seats in the 175-member State Assembly.

After coming to power, Jagan Mohan Reddy has been implementing the promises made during the Padayatra particularly in the last 17 months of governance.

He appointed lakhs of volunteers to bring the welfare schemes of the government to the people. For the delivery of all social benefits, one village secretariat was set up for a population of every 2,000 persons ushering in Gram Swaraj. The secretariats provide over 500 types of services and about 10 to 12 locals are employed with each volunteer looking after 50 houses. This initiative provides employment as well as services under one roof in the same village.

Farmer welfare has been a priority. From providing quality seeds and other inputs to the marketing of their agricultural produce, RythuBharosaKendras(RBKs) were set up across the State to take care of the needs of farmers.

RythuBharosa is being given at Rs 13,500 per family annually and MSP was announced to all crops including perishable goods. A Market Stabilisation Fund with Rs 3,000 crores was set up to check price fluctuations.

Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy has introduced VidyaKanuka which provides the uniform and study material matching with those going to corporate schools and has introduced the English medium from the primary level.

Every mother who sends her child to school gets Rs 15,000. Aargoyasri got a new lease of life with the flagging off of a fleet of 1200 ambulances of 104 and 108 on a single day. The number of ailments was up by 1,000 and all medical treatments more than Rs 5 lakhs were brought under its cover.

The scope and extent of Aarogyasri were widened and Covid was also brought under Aarogyasri. SampoornaPoshana provides nutritious food for pregnant and lactating mothers and children going to Anganwadis.

Social empowerment has been in its full flow with 50 percent reservations to weaker sections in Agriculture Marketing Committees, Temple Boards and half of the post being reserved to women in nominated posts and nominated works.

The YSRCP leader Vijay Sai Reddy said 90 percent of poll promises were fulfilled.

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