Andhra Pradesh's chief minister, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, releases money for the Cheyutha programme

Women aged 45 to 60 years given financial benefit of Rs 18,750 by the state government . Around 26.39 lakh women would be eligible for the program .

AMARAVATI (AMARAVATI): On Friday, chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy announced financial assistance under the Cheyutha scheme in Kuppam.Women aged 45 to 60 years were given a financial benefit of Rs 18,750 by the state government to enable them to work on their own.Around 26.39 lakh women would be eligible for the program.This is the third year in a row that the state government has distributed the money under the Cheyutha program for women empowerment.

Our chief ministers' commitment to the empowerment of women is unmistakable.We've enlisted the services of many multinational corporations to assist women in becoming financially secure and supporting their families, according to municipal administration and urban development minister Dr. Adimulapu Suresh.He said that the government has been providing women from self-help organizations with assistance from various multinational groups.According to him, the state government has signed an agreement with ITC, Amul, Reliance, P&G, and HUL to provide lower prices to women who wanted to open grocery shops in their homes.

To assist women in starting a dairy business, Deputy Chief Minister Budi Mutyala Naidu said they have also tipped in Amul.Thanks to Amul's help, women could save between Rs 5 to Rs 15 per litre over market rates, he said.Mutyala Naidu said that women could purchase cattle to begin with dairy production and sell their stock to Amul and get more price.He said that the chief minister had promised to provide a financial assistance of Rs.75000 to each eligible woman in the state in four years, and that he carried that pledge without breaking it.