8 Things To Know About Aasara Pension Scheme

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The Telangana government launched the Aasara pension scheme to ensure financial security for senior citizens of economically weaker section.

Social Welfare Scheme

The scheme aims to ensure a secured and dignified life by providing a monthly pension to meet their basic needs like food.

Pension Amount

The scheme provides a monthly pension of Rs. 1,000 to senior citizens.

Exception For Physically Challenged

The Aasara scheme provides a monthly pension of Rs. 1,500 to the physically challenged to cope with disability.

Physically Disabled


It is a financial assistance programme for senior citizens, widows, women, marginalised communities, physically challenged, and people with AIDS. 

Senior Citizens

Other Beneficiaries

Toddy tappers, people who harvest coconut for livelihood, weavers, beedi workers, etc., are also eligible for the scheme.


The Telangana government has spent a total of Rs 4,700 crore under the Aasara pension scheme.

Money Spent


According to the official data, the Aasara Pension has yielded better results than other welfare schemes, with a 478 per cent growth rate.

Compiled By Himani Verma


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