YSR 5 Years vs CBN 10 Years

Dr. YSR’s had done more to the state in 5 years than what Chandrababu Naidu had done in 10 years


CBN 95-2004

Dr.YSR 2004-09

Power generation

No Free Power, Increased rate from Rs 50 to Rs 625 for HP (horse power)

Given free power to 30 lakh pump sets for five years uninterruptedly benefitting 95 % of the farming community. Announcement that free power is government policy and it is permanent. Agriculture consumption increased by 45 %.

Power dues waiver

Agriculture power dues not waived

Rs 1,259 crores agriculture dues were waived


In nine years expenditure was Rs 10,000 crore (including maintenance). Ten lakh acres got water.

Projects were taken up with a cost of Rs 32,000 crores. Irrigation water was provided to additional ayacut of 9 lakh acres. By 2009 March an additional 6 lakh acres was brought under cultivation. The goal was to bring 1.7 crore acres under cultivation.


There was severe drought for 7.5 years agriculture land turned barren, severe drinking water crisis.

Five years good rains, first time all reservoirs were full, first time in 25 years all rivers were full, Singur was full for the first time in eight years. Bounty crop, hydel power generation.

Agriculture allied fields allocations

Rs 4,280 crores only in 2003-04

Rs 32,076 crore in 2008-09


2003-04 137 lakh metric tons of paddy

2008-09 199 lakh metric tons of paddy. Agriculture sector back to lush.

Distribution of agriculture crop loans

2003-04 Rs 7,903 crores for crop loans

2007-08 Rs 22,650 crores for agriculture, Rs 26,000 target for 2008-09

Interest reduction

No. interest rate 14 %

Interest 3 %. Farmers, women, weavers eligible

Distribution of agriculture loans to new tenant farmers

Loans were given to 59 lakh farmers till 200304

The figure rose to 90 lakhs with 30 lakh new farmers getting the benefit

Insurance scheme (village as unit)

Not applicable

Scheme introduced throughout the state

BT cotton seeds at subsidized price

In 2003-04 the cost of the one packet of seeds was Rs 1,850

Took on MNC Monsanto in fierce battle and brought down the price to Rs 650 per packet of BT- 1 cotton seeds.

Package to farmers who committed suicide


Special package in 16 districts at a cost of Rs 9,650 crores with the help of central government

Loan waiver

Not Applicable. No loan rescheduling either

Not Applicable. No loan rescheduling either

Farmers’ loan waiver

Not applicable

Rs 12,000 crores loans were waived covering nearly 63 lakh farmers. A special package of Rs 1,600 crores was brought in to cover 32 lakh farmers who were not covered in the scheme. Each farmer was paid Rs 5,000.

Land distribution

Very little

6.04 lakh acres of land was distributed to the poor and Rs 500 crores was allocated for its development

Land pattas to Tribals


Over 6 lakh acres land pattas given

Hike in input subsidy for crop loss

Rs 600 per acre was given as input subsidy

Increased input subsidy to Rs 1,800 per acre (Paddy, groundnut).

Livestock and sheep


Livestock and sheep were distributed on subsidy rates under Pasukranti scheme

Sheep insurance


First time in the country Andhra Pradesh has introduced this scheme

Health Insurance to poor, Aarogyasri

Nil. User charges were collected from poor in government hospitals

First time in the country, free medicare up to Rs 2 lakh to poor covering 942 diseases.

108, 104 medical services

Not available

Mobile health vans, numbering 475, under 104 scheme, used to go to the remotest villages to provide free medicare. 108 ambulance services were also in service.

Minority reservations


Four per cent reservation to minorities in education and employment. Scholarship budget Rs 127 crores per annum

MSP hike (per quintal):


Rs 190 in nine years

Rs 350 in five years (64 %)


Rs 575 in nine years

Rs 1,075 in five years (56 %)

Jowar, maize

Rs 195 in nine years

Rs 355 in five years (66 %)


Rs 570 in nine years

Rs 1,150 (84%), 5 yrs


Rs 500 in five years

Rs 700 (50 %), 5 yrs


Rs 300 in five years

RS 965 (77%), 5 yrs

Abhayahastham (IKP Life Insurance scheme)

Not applicable

Old age pension women crossing 60 years from Rs 500 to Rs 2,200 towards pension, insurance, stipend to children, SHG members should pay one rupee per day. About 1.26 crore women benefitted


No prominence to projects

Pranahitha-Chevella project, the lifeline of Telangana, conceived. Devadula -The second biggest (in height) lift irrigation project in the world.

Power charges, taxes

Before 2004, power charges were increased eight times. Every year taxes were increased

Five years no hike in power charges…assured it would not be hiked for another five years. No increase in taxes.

Additional power purchases


In 2.5 years Rs 6,500 crores spent for agriculture, industrial and service sectors. Industrial power demand increased by 40 per cent.

Jobs (government/private) employment

Recruitment in government jobs nearly stopped. Unemployment on the rise, youth in despair

Ten lakh jobs in government and private sectors in five years. Jobs to 55,000 in SEZs. Plan to create employment opportunities to 25 lakh. Recruited 50,000 teachers and 17,000 police. Decision to employ 53, 000 more teachers.


In nine years before 2004, only 10 lakh acres was provided with irrigation water.

Water was provided to an additional 19 lakh acres. Taken up 81 projects, completed 12 projects while 13 others were in near completion stage

Land distribution


6.04 lakh acres were distributed among poor and Rs 500 crores earmarked for development. 6 lakh acres distributed to tribals.


Rs 10 crores in nine years. Water to 10 lakh acres

Jalayagnam to irrigate 19 lakh acres with a cost of RS 32,000 crores

Farm labour

Food for work scheme could not stop migrations

Nearly one crore people benefitted though employment guarantee scheme. Social audit, smart card and egovernance were the tools used


47 lakh houses since independence to 2004

In 4.5 years 9 lakh houses built. 28 lakh houses under construction. Target 80 lakh houses and a slum-free state. Housing budget increased tenfold from Rs 500 crores to 5,000 crores. Over 20 lakh poor given house sites

Self Help Groups (SHGs)

Nearly 50 lakh women before 2004

Membership touched one crore in women SHGs


Rs 1,666 crores in five years

By December 2008 Rs 16, 535 crores, 2009 goal Rs 11,000 crores. By March 2009 Rs 23,000 crores distributed for the five-year period. One crore women to be lakhiers

Microfinance (% on national figure)


42 % of national share. Major portion of microfinance from state.

Annual Plan

2004-05 Rs 11,457 cores

Rs 44,000 crores

Cooking gas

Cooking gas price on the rise, never slashed

The only state in the country to bear the Rs 50 hike per cylinder and did not pass on the hike to consumer

Ration cards

In nine years before 2004 40 lakh white ration cards

Sanctioned Rs 50 lakh white ration cards. All eligible given ration cards. Nearly two crore families, including middle class, given cards.

Handloom sector, weavers

No loan waiver. Pension to 30,000 weavers. Rs 40 crore budget before 2004

Rs 327 crore laon waiver benefitting 3 lakh families. Pensions to 1.5 lakh weaers. Budget increased to 150 crores.


Till 2004, 16 lakh persons were given Rs 75 as pension

During five years 55 lakh more persons were given pensions taking the total to 71 lakh. On first of every month Rs 200 was distributed. Physically handicapped persons pension Rs 500


ISB was established

17 universities started. One university for each district besides specialized universities. Started IITs, IIIT, BITS Pilani.

Students fees reimbursement

No fees reimbursement for BC, EBC, Minority students

Provided 100 % fees reimbursement to lakhs of BC, Minority, EBC students along with SC and ST students. Free education is for the first time in the country

Welfare budget

Rs 10,000 crores for welfare was a record

2008-09 Rs 30,000 crores allocated for welfare

BC budget

Rs 363 crores before 2004

Rs 1,600 crores allocated for 2008-09

Minority budget

Rs 30 crores before 2004

Rs 200 crores for 2008-09

Mass marriages


Kalyanamasthu through TTD and mass marriages through Minorities Department

Development plan, welfare sector capital expenditure

Never prominent before 2004

State was highest in growth indicators as per RBI report. Achieved double digit growth rate in agriculture in 2007-08, unprecedented in the entire country.

Information Technology

In nine years IT sector had 81,000 jobs. IT exports during 2003-04 registered 5,000 crores

Additional 1.53 crore jobs in IT sector. 2008-09 IT exports registered Rs 26,000 crores

Development plan, welfare sector capital expenditure

Prior to 2004 none of these were on top

State was on top of the table in growth indicators. Could achieve double figure growth rate in agriculture during 2007-08 for the first time in the country


Confined only to Hyderabad. Stood 7th in the country in attracting investments

Fast track industrialization in every district. Industrial development in centres like Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Tirupati and Warangal. State stood second in the country in attracting investments in the country.

Subsidy rice

Before 2004 kg rice was Rs 5.25, in 1983 Rs 2 per kg. Subsidy component was Rs 80 crores.

Over two core families were given rice at Rs 2 per kg. Subsidy was over Rs 3,000 crores

Essential commodities

No distribution of dal and palm oil on subsidy

Monthly essential commodities rice, dal, palm oil for Rs 103.

Local bodies, functions and budgets

Some functions were taken up under Janmabhoomi- nodal officers. In nine years Rs 2,495 crores spent

Janmabhoomi, nodal system was stopped. In four years RS 6,110 crores were spent


Ban on recruitment of government jobs. Contract jobs in government sector introduced. PRC only after many agitations, DA was not released on time. Restrictions on medical reimbursement of employees and pensioners. Transfers only once in five years.

Lifted the ban on recruitment in government offices. Lakhs of people were provided employment in various departments. PRC on time. 22 5 interim relief. Ceiling lifted to Rs 2 lakh for medical reimbursement. DA and other allowances on time. Gratuity ceiling lifted to Rs 3 lakh. Transparency in transfers. Revived jobs on compassionate grounds. Employees had security and happiness.