Nalgonda: Rajya Sabha member Badugula Lingaiah Yadav on Saturday said that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao wanted to see a smile on the face of every woman in the State and was taking up schemes for the purpose.
Launching the distribution of Bathukamma Sarees at Nakrekal, Lingaiah Yadav said that it was only the government of Telangana State, which continued all welfare schemes during the pandemic also. He pointed out that Aasara pensions, Kalyana Lakshmi, Shaadi Mubarak, Rythu Bandhu and Rythu Beema schemes were continued despite the lean times. It indicated the commitment of the government to the welfare of poor people.
Stating that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao wanted every woman in the State to celebrate the festival with a smile, he said that the State government has launched the distribution of Bathukamma Sarees to help the poor by spending Rs 333 crore for the distribution this year. The sarees made in 30 colours with 20 designs will be distributed to all the women aged above 18 years having white ration card.
Nakrekal MLA Chirumarthi Lingaiah said that Bathukamma festival has significance in the history of Telangana and would also highlight the culture and traditions of the area. The Chief Minister has added additional colours to the festival by launching distribution of quality sarees to women. Listing out the schemes taken up by the State government for the welfare of women and girl child, he termed the TRS government as a pro-women government. Nakrekal Municipal Chairman Rachakonda Srinivas and vice chairman Uma Rani also attended the programme.
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