Without interference from middlemen, CBN’s Government has extended financial assistance to about 10,000 poor Brahmins directly through scholarships, educational benefit, coaching for competitive exams, skill development and entrepreneurship development through the Andhra Pradesh Brahmin Welfare Corporation. Special focus is being placed on student scholarships, skill development and entrepreneur development programmes. Three new schemes have been launched to encourage Brahmin students and to help poor Brahmin families meet funeral expenses in the event of death in the family. Below are the details of the newly launched schemes:
Under the Gayathri Scheme of Academic Excellence, meritorious Brahmin toppers of recognized and reputed Schools / Colleges / Institutions will be identified and encouraged with monetary compensation. Recognition amount indicated below will be transferred to the SB Accounts of eligible applicants
· SSC (10th Class) - Rs. 7,500/-
· Intermediate or equivalent Final Year (Polytechnic, ITI, etc.) - Rs. 10,000/-
· Graduation Final Year - Rs. 15,000/-
· Professional Education Course Final Year - Rs. 20,000/-
· Post-Graduation Final Year - Rs. 20,000
Under the Vasishta Scheme for Coaching for Competitive Exams, the Andhra Pradesh Brahmin Welfare Corporation (ABC) Limited will bear the coaching fee, lodging and boarding expenses for selected applicants aspiring to become Public Servants in the areas of Banking, Railways, State or Central Public Service Commissions, Staff Selection Commission, etc.
Under the Garuda Scheme1, financial assistance of Rs. 10,000/- will be provided to poor Brahmin families to help them meet the funeral expenses of a deceased Brahmin member.
Eligible students can log on to www.andhrabrahmin.ap.gov.in and fill their application online in the prescribed format. In case of any difficulty, please contact Toll Free Number 1800 102 3579
Andhra Pradesh is ahead of its peers in successfully implementing use of online Aadhaar Authentication for delivery of benefits. In a first of its kind move, CBN’s Government distributed Groundnut seeds to farmers with AADHAR enabled Iris & Finger Print system to eliminate the ghosts/duplicates by linking the UID number with the beneficiary account. Civil Supplies Minister Paritala Sunithamma launched the programme in Ananthapuram which will yet again link service delivery with UID Authentication. The initiative will enable two phased eliminations in Seeding and Disbursement (Non Availed Ration Cards), ensure right person receives the benefits – Biometric Authentication and help improve transparency levels – through centralized and real-time MIS.
Despite drought conditions in many regions of the state, Andhra Pradesh managed to achieve growth rate of 8.4 per cent last fiscal under the Primary Sector Mission (agriculture and allied sectors) leading to a wealth creation of Rs. 1.64 Lakh Crore. The state was successful in implementing a programme to boost groundwater table, leading to consumption of less power for agriculture, resulting in a saving of Rs 2,000 crore. Agriculture production went up from 23 to 40 per cent due to soil tests and issue of soil health cards. The state stood second in the country by taking up micro irrigation in 6.93 lakh hectares.
Sri NCBN today met EAMCET Medicine Stream topper Machani Hemalatha from Kurnool District at the CMO and congratulated her on her achievement. He assured her all the support from the government in the future and advocated her to consider serving people after completion of medicine course.
“The emergence of a new auto hub in southern Andhra Pradesh, mainly in the integrated business region, 'SriCity', is posing a new challenge for the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu. AP's Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, seen as an industry-friendly leader, is going all out to sell the zone, especially SriCity.”
Kartikeya Misra, director Industries,Andhra Pradesh Government said another around Rs 12,000 crore worth of investments will materialise in the next 12-18 months. In 10 years, AP wants to create a strong auto cluster in this region and become a hub and export gateway for south India, said Misra.