The YSR Rythu Bharosa is one of the nine Navratna welfare schemes of the Andhra Pradesh (AP) government. It was announced and implemented on 15 October 2019 in AP. This scheme provides monetary assistance to the farmers, including tenant farmers across the State.
This scheme provides financial support to the cultivators for meeting their investments during the crop season. The benefits provided under this scheme will enable the farmers to obtain higher crop productivity and timely sourcing of quality inputs. The objectives of this scheme are to help farmers financially, increase crop production, develop the agriculture sector and reduce the debt burden on farmers.
The eligibility criteria under the YSR Rythu Bharosa scheme are as follows:
However, the following persons are not eligible and belong under the exclusion category:
The land-owning farmer families who own cultivable land collectively irrespective of the size of the landholdings are provided with a benefit of Rs.13,500 per family per year, including Rs.6,000 from the Government of India under PM-KISAN in three instalments for five years.
Under this scheme, financial assistance of Rs.13,500 per year for five years is also provided to landless tenant farmers and Recognition of Forest Rights (ROFR) Cultivators belonging to ST, SC, BC Minority categories in the state of AP.
The Government of AP provided Rs.7,500 on 15 May 2020 and Rs.4,000 on 27 October 2020 to the farmers under the first and second instalments, respectively. On 28 December 2020, the chief minister of AP, Shri. YSR Jagan Mohan Reddy deposited the third instalment of Rs.2,000 into the account of 51.59 beneficiaries.
The benefit amount under this scheme is directly transferred into the beneficiaries’ bank account through the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) method.
The existing land ownership database is used for identifying beneficiaries under this scheme. The newly selected village volunteers will have the responsibility for identifying eligible farmers in the specified areas. After collection of the information, the village volunteers will report to the revenue officials. The revenue officers will then prepare a final list of beneficiaries.
The final list of beneficiaries is submitted to the government. The District-wise beneficiary list is uploaded online. The beneficiary lists are available online as well as offline. It is displayed offline in the panchayat offices and available online on the official website.