ELURU: The TDP government is going to increase the oldage pension amount to `1,000 from `200 and pensions for the disabled to `1,500 from `200 from Oct 2. The government is supposed to spend an amount of `3,000 crore in this regard.
Speaking to reporters here Sunday, minister for information and public relations Palle Raghunatha Reddy has said that the government is setting up seven missions and five grids for the welfare of the people.
Under NTR Sujala Sravanthi Scheme, the government is providing 20 litres of purified water for `2. It is handing over the management of sand reaches to DWCRA groups, he added. Plans are afoot to increase journalists’ welfare fund and the government is giving priority for the well being of the fourth estate.
Under Dr NTR Arogya Seva, journalists can avail medical facility upto `2.50 lakh on par with government employees, the minister said.
Earlier, he reviewed the performance of public relations and information department, IT, etc., with the officials.
Minister for mines and geology Peethala Sujatha, government whip CH Prabhakar, Rajya Sabha member Thota Sitarama Lakshmi and others were present.