22 February 2016

Schemes initiated by the Telangana Government

Previously we discussed the Polices of Telanagana State.


Now we will discuss about different schemes initiated by the government of Telangana for the welfare of women, dalits, poor, old people and others.

Here is the list of schemes by Telangana government
  1. Kalyana Lakshni Scheme
  2. Arogya Lakshmi
  3. Asara Pension Scheme
  4. Telangana Housing for the poor
  5. Land distribution to dalits
  6. Rice distribution scheme
  7. SHE teams
  8. Strengthening security apparatus

Let's discuss each scheme in detail

TSPSC- Schemes of the Telangana Government

  1. Kalyana Lakshni Scheme

    • This scheme is for SC/ST girls who are getting married.
    • Government will provide financial assistance of Rs. 51,000 to the bride's family.
    • Telangana girls who are above 18 years of age, belonging to SC or ST, with an annual income below Rs. 2 Lakh are eligible for this scheme.
    • It became operational since October 2, 2014.
  2. Arogya Lakshmi

    • It aims at providing One full meal for pregnant and lactating women at the anganwadi centre.
    • It was launched on January 1, 2015.
    • Eligible for this scheme are: Pregnant women, Lactating mothers, children below 6 years.
    • Government is spending Rs. 627.96 crore for this scheme.
  3. Asara Pension Scheme

    • This scheme is for old people, widows, handicapped, HIV patients and others who lost their way of income.
    • Till now government spent Rs. 4,700 crore for this scheme.
    • It works under social safety net strategy welfare mission of Telangana stste.
  4. Telangana Housing for the poor

    • This scheme aims to improve the standard of living for the poor.
    • It provides 2BHK flats in Hyderabad and other urban areas.
    • Government is spending Rs. 37 crore on this housing scheme.
  5. Land distribution to dalits

    • This scheme is also called 'Dalitulaku Bhupampini'.
    • It allotted 3 acers of land along with irrigation facilities to landless SC women.
    • It was inaugurated on the independence day at Golconda fort.
    • Government spent Rs. 94 crore in the first year for this scheme.
  6. Rice distribution scheme

    • Under this scheme, government provides 87.57 lakh eligible farmers, are provided with rice for Rs. 1 per kg.
    • Its aim is to eradicate hunger deaths in Telangana.
    • This scheme provides rice to each and every person in the family. Each person will be given 6 kg of rice.
    • To implement this scheme government needs 1.80 lakh MT of rice every month.
  7. SHE teams

    • SHE teams are introduced for the safety of women and girls.
    • It aims to monitor eve teasers and stalkers in rural and urban areas.
    • It came into force on 1st April, 2015.
    • For SHE team idea, state government appointed a seven member committee, headed by IAS officer Poonam Malkondaiah.
  8. Strengthening security apparatus

    • Telangana government introduced this scheme to safeguard and secure the lives of citizens in the state.
    • It spent Rs. 271 crore to purchase 4,433 vehicles for Hyderabad and Cyberabad police.
    • Telangana government monthly allocated to each police station as follows - 
      • in city : Rs. 75,000
      • in District Head Quarters: Rs. 50,000
      • in villages: Rs. 25,000
    • It also introduced CCTV project by which 1 lakh CCTV cameras will be set in the city of Hyderabad, to monitor the functioning of the city and its people.

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15 February 2016

TSPSC - Policies of Telangana State

Telangana, the 29th state of India, was formed in June 2014, with Hyderabad as its capital. The state was formed as a result of the split of erstwhile Andhra Pradesh state. The state is land locked by (new) Andhra Pradesh to the south and east, Maharashtra and Karnataka to the west, and Odisha and Chhattisgarh to the north.

Policies of Telangana State

Here we study six policies/missions/yojanas/projects that are being implemented by the government of Telangana for the upliftment of the state in various fields.
They are:
  1. Mission Kakatiya
  2. Telangana water grid project 
  3. Swachh Telangana - Swachh Hyderabad
  4. Telangana Haritha Haram
  5. Telangana State Industrial Policy
  6. Telangana Gram Jyothi

Each policy in brief

Policies of Telangana State for TSPSC Group II exam

  1. Mission Kakatiya

    • This mission focuses on reclamation of tanks for growth in state.
    • Restoring minor irrigation sources.
    • 'Mana Ooru - Mana Cheruvu'
    • Aim: Retrieving the lost glory of minor irrigation in the state with community participation for ensuring sustainable water security.
    • Total tanks as of July 2014, in Telangana - 46,531
    • This mission aims to restore all 46,531 tanks in the next five years, 20% in each year.
    • Objective: It enhances the development of agriculture based income for small and marginal farmers by accelerating the development of minor irrigation tanks.
    • The first name of this mission is - Chinna Neeti Vanarula Punarudhara.
    • Later renamed as Mission Kakatiya.
    • State government planned t restore 9,306 tanks per year.
  2. Telangana water grid project 

    • Though two perennial rivers flow through Telangana, most state have no clean drinking water.
    • To change this situation, Telangana CM, K Chandra Sekhar Rao, designed Telangana water grid project to provide a sustainable and permanent solution to the drinking water problem.
    • Objective: To provide 100 liters of clean drinking water per person in rural households and 150 liters per person in urban households.
    • Aim: To provide water to 25,000 rural and 67 urban habitations.
    • This project derives inspiration from Siddipet drinking water project, which CM KCR himself was part of the design of that project.
    • Telangana State CM, KCR decided to change this state water grid project to Mission Bhagiratha.
  3. Swachh Telangana - Swachh Hyderabad

    • Aim: To transform Hyderabad into a clean and green, slum free city.
    • Introduced by Telangana CM, K Chandra Sekhar Rao.
    • Telangana state government allocated Rs. 200 crore for this program.
    • Niti Aayog spent 75 crore for this campaign.
  4. Telangana Haritha Haram

    • This program aims to transform the state into Bangaru Telangana.
    • In the coming three years, 230 crore trees to Telangana greenary.
    • It aims to increase tree cover in the state from 24% to 33%.
    • The key person of this program is the State forest minister, Mr. Jogg Ramanna.
  5. Telangana State Industrial Policy

    • This Program is shortly named as 'TS iPASS'.
    • Motto: Single window policy.
    • Vision: "Research to innovation; Innovation to industry; Industry to Prosperity."
    • Slogan: In Telangana - Innovate, Incubate, Incorporate.
    • This policy makes doing business easy.
    • TS iPASS stands for 'Telangana State Industrial Project Approval and Self Certification System.'
  6. Telangana Gram Jyothi

    • This program is the logical continuation of 'Mana Ooru, Mana Pranalika'.
    • It aims to improve the service for rural areas in Telangana.
    • It works under the ministry of Panchayat Raj, strengthening the Gram Panchayats.
    • Goal: Bring in much derived accountability, transparency in functioning of public institutions working at Gram Panchayat level and make them responsive to the needs of the people.
    • At present there are nine rural districts in Telangana.

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