In order to have self-sustaining retired personnel in the progressive state of Andhra Pradesh, the AP state government started off with YSR Pension Kanuka Scheme. This scheme is a welfare scheme for the aged, who are often looked down upon and are considered secondary in terms of essentiality. As the Indian tradition always held the virtue of “Respecting your elders” at its highest level of Importance, the YSR Pension Kanuka Scheme is a manifestation of our very culture. 

Beneficiaries from the scheme

  • People in their old age
  • Weavers
  • Widows
  • Disabled personnel
  • Toddy Tappers
  • Transgender
  • Single women
  • Traditional cobblers
  • Dappu artists

Benefits that come with the YSR Pension Kanuka Scheme

There are benefits that come with the YSR Pension Kanuka Scheme. These benefits come in monetary terms and they are as follows: 

  1. For old people, widows, toddy tappers, weavers and single women, a monthly amount of ₹2250 is transferred to the account of the applicant
  2. For disabled personnel, transgenders and dappu artists, ₹3000 a month is transferred to the account of the applicant
  3. For people who are affected with Chronic Kidney Diseases, a monthly amount of ₹10000 is transferred in their accounts. 

Parting thoughts

For those who find it really hard to make ends meet, this scheme comes God sent. Not only would this enable them to sustain themselves, but the amount would also help them live a much more dignified life, without having to rely on others for financial support or help.


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