Khammam: Pensioners are suffering due to the delay in distribution of pensions under Aasara scheme. About 1.53 lakh pensioners have been making their way to banks and panchayat offices daily and forced to return disappointed. Earlier, the pensions were deposited in the first fortnight of the month but they have not got March pensions so far.
Asara pensions are given to widows, toddy-tappers, weavers, elderly and differently-abled.Officials should start distribution of pensions from the first. of every month. The scheme helps them buy medicines and essential items. Now, due to the delay in pensions being deposited, they have been forced to postpone fulfilling even their emergency needs.