CBN hikes the NTR Bharosa penson

 SMTV Desk 2019-01-11 15:43:47  Chandrababu, NTR, NTR Bharosa pension
CBN hikes the NTR Bharosa penson

Amaravati, January 11: The party leaders will implement many schemes to impress people in the elections, in this occasion Telugu Desam government has decided to double NTR Bharosa pension from Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 2,000 in Andhra Pradesh. This means senior citizen and widows will receive Rs. 2000 every month.

The Government has taken a decision to increase the pension from Rs. 200 to Rs. 1000 a month for citizens, widows, weavers, toddy tappers and HIV patients after bifurcation. For those with disabilities up to 79%, the government increased it from Rs. 500 to Rs. 1000 and for those whose degree of disability is more than 80%, the government has been giving Rs. 1500 as their monthly pension.

NTR Bharosa pensions have provided nearly 50.15 lakh benefits to people, on the whole, from 2014 to 2018, the government has disbursed 24,618.4 crores for pensions. Now, with Assembly elections nearing, the government has decided to double the pension.

This is the smart move by Government, this could further burden the state exchequer with even more deficit given that the state is already sunk with a huge revenue deficit.