Decisions taken in the first cabinet meeting of Andhra Pradesh:
Education sector: All women who send their children to school will receive Rs 15,000 from the state government from 26 January next year.
- Formation of a commission for the development and welfare of farmers, with the chief minister as its chairman.
- All farmers, including peasants, will be given Rs 12,500 a year as input subsidy before the sowing season
- Interest-free crop loans will be provided to farmers, termed as ‘YSR interest-free loans’, the government itself will pay the interest directly to the concerned banks.
Housing Sector: Construction of 2.5 million houses will begin under the ‘YSR Housing’ scheme under which state will allot housing sites to all eligible people and register the sites in the name of women.
Source: Live Mint