'NTR health card' replaces 'Arogyasri' programme
June 21, 2014 - Hyderabad
The TDP government renamed the much popular Arogyasri programme with 'NTR health Card' scheme.
Governor ESL Narasimhan during his address to the joints of Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Saturday said that the scope of the scheme would be extended free treatment for more diseases up to Rs.2.5 lakh. He said that the treatment would be extended in empaneled corporate, private and government hospitals without paying initial payment.
Free education from LKG to PG
Narasimhan announced in his speech that free education will be provided from LKG to PG for poor students. He said that 'Mahalakshmi', envisaged depositing Rs.30,000 in bank for new born girl children of eligible families and the other 'Pandanti Bidda' aimed at payment of Rs.10,000 for health and nutritious food to poor pregnant women.
The Governor said that an allowance would be provided to unemployed youth. Nine hours free power supply would be provided to agriculture sector and all irrigation projects would be reviewed. Free meals under the 'Annadanam' scheme would be provided at all major temples.
Round the clock uninterrupted power supply
In his speech, the Governor said that the government would make available of uninterrupted power supply to domestic and industrial sectors. He said that two information technology investment regions in Visakhapatnam and Tirupati and two mega IT centres at Anantapur and Vijayawada would also come up.