Adilabad: Welfare schemes like the Rythu Bandhu, Shaadi Mubarak, Kalyana Lakshmi and pensions are still working in favour of the BRS, even though applications are pending clearance in many cases while some farmers have not received the benefits yet in the erstwhile Adilabad district.
Bodakunti Gangavva from Landasangi said that she was getting a `2,000 pension and was apprehensive if another party, if it came to power, would continue the scheme.
Many elders are happy with the pensions they are getting but complained that only one person was being extended the benefit.
Gangasaram Laxmi of Arli of Adilabad mandal said that they have been cultivating on the five acres of land but they have not been given the patta and the previous owner's name continued to show on the Dharani portal.
Rajavva of Adilabad Rural said they did not get Kalyana Lakshmi benefits for their daughter’s marriage last year on the grounds that details about age were not satisfactory.
A. Pochanna of Ponnari of Tamsi mandal said many poor parents, especially those from the Dalit, BC and minorities communities, were happy with the timely financial assistance in the form of Kalyana Lakshmi and Shaadi Mubarak.
He said elderly people are now making a living without the support of their children. He added that some landlords influenced farmers against selling their lands to the government, when they were ready to do so under Dalit Basti scheme. Thus, some Dalits failed to get three acres of land in their area.
While stating that many were happy with the welfare schemes implemented by the BRS government, Janardhan of Pipalkoti village of Bheempur mandal pointed out that the domination of Reddy leaders had come down in the villages during the BRS rule.
M. Laxmi of Arli village of Jainad mandal complained that there were not many welfare schemes for the washermen community.
Vittal of Sunkidi village of Tamsi mandal said he was not getting Asara pension though he was eligible and had applied for it a year back.