District Rural Development Agency

Institution Building


  • Promotion and strengthening of self-managed and financially sustainable community based organizations that are owned and controlled by poorest of the poor and poor
  • Providing a wide range of micro-finance products and social developmental services to members on a timely basis for securing sustainable livelihoods and improving quality of life of poorest of the poor and poor
  • Ensuring timely provision of technical services to the members by developing social capital.
S.No Particulars 2018-19
1 No.of Zilla Samakhya 1
2 No.of Mandal Samakhyas 50
3 No.of VOs 1631
3 No.of SHGs 36770
4 No.of SHG Members 379178
5 No.of FPG Groups in 10 APRIGP Mandals 1493

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Bank Linkage

Name of the Schemes:

  • Bank Linkage
  • Y.S.R Asara
  • Dr.Y.S.R  Vaddi leni runalu


  • To facilitate Low interest rate loaning to eligible SHG Members towards creation of income generating and durable assets.
  • To avoid borrowing of SHG Members from private micro finance agencies and local money lenders at higher interest rate in rural areas.


Scheme 2018-19 as on 31.03.2019
Target Ach % Ach
Phy Fin Phy Fin Phy Fin
1 SHG Bank Linkage(SHGs) 19036 526.8 21830 772.58 114.68 146.66




Scheme 2019-20 as on 30.07.2019
Target Ach % Ach
Phy Fin Phy Fin Phy Fin
1 SHG Bank Linkage(SHGs) 32544 684.91  3813 93.83 11.71 13.70

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  • SthreeNidhi credit cooperative Federation Ltd., is promoted by the Government and the Mandal Samakhyas to supplement credit flow from banking sector and is a flagship programme of the Government. SthreeNidhi provides timely and affordable credit to the poor SHG members as an integral part and strategy of SERP for poverty alleviation.
  • SHGs are comfortable to access hassle free credit from SthreeNidhi as and when required using their mobile and therefore do not see any need to borrow from other sources at higher rates of interest. SthreeNidhi is in a position to extend credit to the SHGs even in far flung areas of the state in 48 hours, to meet credit needs for exigencies like health, education and other income generation needs like agriculture, dairy and other activities. As credit availability is linked to grading of MS and VOs, community is keen to improve functioning and performance of the CBOs to access higher amount of credit limits from SthreeNidhi.


Scheme 2018-19 as on 31.03.2019
Target Ach % Ach
Phy Fin Phy Fin Phy Fin
1 Streenidhi (Members) 16250 65.00 16722 80.04 102.90 123.14




Scheme 2019-20 as on 30.07.2019
Target Ach % Ach
Phy Fin Phy Fin Phy Fin
1 Streenidhi (Members) 16250 65.00 3800 1.82 23.38 2.8

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  • Towards the end of the first decade of IKP in the year 2009, it was observed that 20% of poor were still untouched, majority of whom belonged to socially vulnerable groups (SC/ST) and thus needed intensive handholding support. To address this critical gap, SERP evolved a more targeted and focused approach under IKP, to fight the poverty of the poorest known as Unnathi.


Scheme 2018-19 as on 31.03.2019
Target Ach % Ach
Phy Fin Phy Fin Phy Fin
1 Unnathi (Members) 1554 7.77 1611 7.77 103.67 100.00

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Farmer Producer Organization (FPOs)

Name of the Scheme:   Farmer Producer Organization (FPOs)


  • To improve income generating activities to small and marginal Farmers in rural areas of APRIGP (Andhra Pradesh Rural Inclusive Growth Project)   11 FPOs in 10 Mandals
  • To reduce input cost of cultivation and practicing of Agriculture and allied activities by rural farming families.
  • Adoption of improved & best technologies towards productivity enhancement.
  • Convergence with government, private, corporate & research based organizations securing improved seed, plants, livestock & other related services.

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Rural Retail Chain:

Name of the Scheme:    Rural Retail Chain (RRC)

AIM:    Providing marketing platform to the products made (manufactured) making by the SHG Members in APRIGP Mandals (6).

At Micro level-building quality infrastructure facilities, for value addition on enterprise, like organic input shops, custom hiring services or ware housing services.

  1. Peddamudium
  2. Veeraballi
  3. Chakrayapet
  4. Chitvel
  5. Galiveedu
  6. Yerraguntla


HD (Human Development) Activities:

Name of the Schemes:

  • Kitchen Gardens,
  • Back Yard Poultry,
  • Shelf life products
  • WASH (Water, Sanitation Health & Hygiene)


  • Nutrition and dietetics is to establish and encourage good nutritional practice and standards as an integral part of the health care provided to the population of rural villagers in the District.
  • Quality of chicken and egg is better in terms of organic farming as the birds are raised in stress less environment with natural input.
  • Eradication of pneumonia disease to children those who are suffering.
  • To protect human health by providing a clean environment that will stop the transmission of disease, especially through the fecal-oral route.


Anna Sanjeevani (Jeevanadhara):


  • Jeevanadhara Pharmacy is a community based pharmacy scheme developed by the district administration in the year 2012 and managed by Zilla Samakhya, Kadapa.
  • The objective of Jeevanadhara is to provide quality generic medicines at an affordable cost to the public of YSR District by giving 40% to 90% Discount Rates on MRP. Under the scheme, 380 varieties of Generic drugs from top 20 reputed pharmaceuticals are being sold.
  • Mission of Jeevanadhara Pharmacy is to bring awareness on generic medicines among Doctors and public of YSR District   in order to reduce huge expenses on medicines by the public.
  • In YSR district 18 Jeevanadhara Pharmacies have been established.

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Live Stock:

  • Monitoring and supervising the activities of livestock in convergence with animal husbandry department for growth of livestock sector mainly in 10 APRIGP mandal farmer producer organizations and also in non-APRIGP(40)mandals of the district
  • To prepare action plan and support for production improvement, demonstration of new and improved best practices, input supply., etc for growth of livestock sector
  • Attending meetings conducted at district, cluster and mandal level in Animal husbandry and other convergence departments for growth of livestock sector and sharing the knowledge to self help group member during the village organization/Mandal samakya/Zilla Samakya meetings
  • To facilitate in conducting of health camps regularly and grounding of mini-gokulam, sheep shed & OPGK in convergence with Animal Husbandry department with concerned field staff.
  • To facilitate sowing of tree fodder nursery & fodder slip plot in FPOs with concerned field staff.
  • To facilitate the distribution of input (Mineral Mixture, Calcium syrup, Silage & feed) to livestock farmer with concerned field staff.


YSR Bima:

Andhra Pradesh Government main object of the scheme is to provide relief to the families of unorganized workers in case of death or disability of the unorganised worker leaving the families in great distress. All India statistics indicate that Andhra Pradesh is one of the States with large number of accidents. The death or disability due to accident of an unorganized worker results in misery to the family and hardship caused by reduced earnings and medical and other expenditure relating to the accident. Hence, there is every need to provide accident death and disability insurance to the worker towards social security. Further, even natural death of an unorganized worker results in undue hardship to the family members left by the worker who need to be provided some relief. Government had already implemented social security scheme to the transport drivers in the unorganized sector on pilot basis and on the working experience of the said scheme, it is felt appropriate to extend the   social security scheme to all unorganized workers in the State with certain modifications to provide disability coverage also.

Eligible Criteria:

  • All unorganized sector workers
  • Age between 18 to 69 years
  • Monthly income not more than Rs.15,000/-
  • The members not having more than 2.5 Acres Wet land and 5.0 Acres Dry land


  • Normal death Rs.2,00,000/- (Age 18 to 50 years)
  • Normal death Rs.30,000/- (Age 51 to 59 years)
  • Accidental deaths Rs.5,00,000/-
  • Fully disability Rs.5,00,000/-
  • Partial disability Rs.2,50,000/-

The policy holder children studying 9th, 10th, Intermediate and ITI will get Rs.1200/- per annum scholarships.

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YSR Pension Kanuka:

At present, Government of Andhra Pradesh has distributing the following Pensions under various schemes in every month such as

  1. Old Age Pensions
  2. Weavers
  3. Widow
  4. Disabled
  5. Toddy Toppers
  6. Art Pensions
  7. Transgender Pension
  8. Fisherman Pension
  9. Single Women Pensions
  10. CKDU pension
  11. Traditional Cobblers Pension
  12. Dappu Artists Pensions

Eligibility criteria common to all Pensions:

The applicant (He/She)shall be from BPL family

He/She shall be a local resident of the district.

He/She are not covered under any other Pension Scheme.

  1. Old Age Pension:

The age of the applicant (male or female) should be 60 years or above (as per Aadhar Card) and are destitute (with little or no means of subsistence and no family or relative to depend upon)

  1. Weavers Pension:

The applicant should be a Weaver with 50 years or above age and destitute. Identity Card issued by the Handloom and Textile Department.

  1. Widow Pension:

The applicants should be Widow with 18 years and above

  1. Disabled Pension

Disabled persons having a minimum of 40% disability shall get Rs.3000/- PM and there is no age limit. Previously persons with 40% to 79% disability are eligible for Rs.2000/- PM and persons with 80% and above disability Rs.3000/- PM.

  1. Toddy Tappers Pension

The Tapper should be a member of Toddy Co-operative Societies or an individual tapper under the “Tree for Tapper” Scheme must possess a valid identity card issued by the Prohibition and Excise Department and must have engaged in tapping.

  1. He must have completed 50 years of age.
  2. Pension to the HIV / AIDS patients

AIDS patients who are on ART(Anti Retroviral Therapy) who are on ART for a minimum period of six months and who posses white ration card.

  1. Transgender Pension

18 years or above age Transgender who are having Certificate issued by Government Hospital is eligible.

  1. Fisherman Pension.

50 years or above age Fisherman’s who are having certificate issued by Fisheries Dept.

  1. Single Women Pension:

1) Married women who are separated / deserted shall have above 35 years of age and the separation period shall be more than 1 year as on date of sanction of pension.

2) Unmarried women who are having 30 years and above of age in Rural and 35 years and above of age for Urban and no support of the family.

  1. CKDU pensions (Private Hospitals)

No age limit, Patients undergoing continuous Kidney Dialysis (Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown etiology).

  1. Traditional Cobblers Pension

Above 40 years of age Traditional Cobblers are eligible.

  1. Dappu Artists Pension

Above 50 years of age Dappu Artists are eligible.

Sanctioning Authority:

The MPDO/ Municipal Commissioners are the competent authority for sanctioning all category pensions.

Pension Amount

The Government of Andhra Pradesh is committed to the Welfare and Development of all segments of the society. Government has announced “Navarathnalu” comprising of various welfare and developmental programmes to achieve this objective. As part of the Navarathnalu, enhancement of pension amount and reduction in the age criteria i.e., from 65 years to 60 years for old age pension is a major welfare measure to ameliorate the hardships of the poor and vulnerable sections of the society particularly the old and infirm, widows, and persons with disability to secure a dignified life. In pursuit of this overarching goal, in spite of the challenging financial conditions, orders were issued vide G.O.Ms.No.103 Dated: 30.05.2019 enhancing the Social Security Pensions amount for old Age Persons, widow, Toddy Tappers, weavers, Single women, Fishermen, ART (PLHIV) Persons, Traditional Cobblers to Rs.2250/- per month and it will be enhanced by Rs.250/- every year, thus taking the pension amount to Rs.3000/- by 2022. Disabled persons, Transgender and Dappu Artists to Rs.3,000/- per month, and also for people affected with Chronic Kidney Disease who are undergoing Dialysis both Government and network hospitals pension amount enhanced from Rs.3000/- to Rs.10,000/- per month. The enhanced scale of pension came into effect from June, 2019 payable from 1st July, 2019 onwards.

Category Pension Amount Total Pensioners Amount
Abhayahastam 500 4050 22.247
CKDU Private 10000 426 42.60
Dappu Artists 3000 1642 49.92
Disabled 3000 24633 1160.17
Disabled 3000 12456
Fishermen 2250 491 11.41
O.A.P 2250 134973 3155.39
Single Women 2250 2246 52.92
Toddy Tappers 2250 277 6.43
Traditional Cobblers 2250 841 19.42
Transgender 3000 146 4.86
Weavers 2250 12517 288.93
Widow 2250 106689 2508.08
Grand Total 301387 7322.60

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