Vastavam web: Minister for BC welfare Chelluboyina Venugopala Krishna on Saturday credited Rs 143 crore to 95,245 beneficiaries under Kapu Nestam scheme second phase, covering those who could not make it in first phase. Speaking on the occasion, the minister said that the state government is committed to the welfare of Kapus and thus all the eligible women from Kapu, Balija, Ontari and Telaga communities who were not included in the scheme earlier in June will be receiving Rs 15,000 as financial assistance under Kapu Nestam. Minister Vegugopala Krishna urged the women to use the money for economic empowerment.
He stated that over Rs 5,542 crore was spent on the Kapu welfare through Kapu Corporation in the last 16 months, which was way more than the actual amount promised by the Chief Minister during elections. In the previous government, Kapus were neglected and were used for the cheap politics by TDP leaders. Meanwhile, Kapu Corporation chairman Jakkampudi Raja said that Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy had fulfilled almost 90 per cent of the poll promises in just 16 months of forming the government, prioritising the backward classes, Kapus and minorities.