YSR Rythu Bharosa – Eligibility & Benefits

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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.

Eligibility under YSR Rythu Bharosa 

The eligibility criteria under the YSR Rythu Bharosa scheme are as follows:

  • Farmers of AP who own cultivable land. 
  • Farmers enrolled under the PM-Kisan Scheme are also eligible.
  • Farmers cultivating on endowments or inam lands or temple lands are eligible. 
  • The small marginal or agricultural tenants are eligible.

However, the following persons are not eligible and belong under the exclusion category:

  • Persons who receive a superannuation or retirement monthly pension of Rs.10,000 or more (excluding class 4/multi tasking staff/group D employees). 
  • Individuals who paid income tax or professional tax or commercial tax or GST during the last assessment year.
  • Persons owning farmlands that are converted into aquaculture, house sites or any other non-agricultural usage. 
  • Professionals like engineers, doctors, chartered accountants, lawyers, architects, etc., registered with professional bodies and carrying out their practices. 
  • Every retired and serving employee and officer of State or Central PSEs and attached autonomous institution or offices under government and the regular employees of local bodies (excluding class 4/multi tasking staff/group D employees). 
  • Persons serving or retired, employee or officer of the Central or State government Ministry or officers or departments and their fields. 
  • Persons who are a former or present member of Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha or State Legislative Assembly or State Legislative Council. 
  • Persons who are former or present mayors of the municipal corporation. 
  • Persons who are a former or present Chairperson of District Panchayat. 
  • All the institutional landholders and farmer families where one or more of its member is a former or present holder of Constitutional Post or Central or State Minister. 

Benefits of YSR Rythu Bharosa

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.

Beneficiaries Under YSR Rythu Bharosa

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.

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