KCR came to power on 450 welfare schemes

Hyderabad: The welfare schemes implemented by the TRS government during their four and half year of power played a key role to retain power in the state.

KCR introduced more than 450 welfare schemes during his previous tenure. Some of the schemes like Rythu Bandhu, Aasara pensions, Kalyan Laxmi, Shadi Mubarak and KCR Kits helped the TRS sweep the polls.

In the previous elections, the TRS won only on the basis of the Telangana sentiment with 63 seats out of 119 but, this time, it won 88 seats because of its welfare schemes.

For the individual benefit schemes, the TRS has assured in its election manifesto to increase the amount further.

In the last four-and-a-half years, the TRS government has spent about Rs 2 lakh crore on welfare schemes which helped TRS in getting 47 per cent vote share. There are multiple beneficiaries in several families for the various schemes.

According to a report, the number of beneficiaries of Arogyasri has crossed 90 lakh. The TRS government introduced the Rythu Bandhu scheme for farmer’s investment subsidy and spent more than Rs 10,000 crore.

The TRS government has also launched Rythu Bima which will provide Rs 5 lakh life insurance. In addition to this, the state government is supplying 24×7 free power to the farm sector. All these schemes have helped the TRS to get the votes of farmers in the state.

Mr Rao had a lot of confidence that his welfare schemes would help him win the Assembly elections. The election results proved that Mr Rao’s assessment was correct.