Aasara Pension for Widows

Government of Telangana as a part of its social safety net strategy introduced the 'Aasara Pensions' with a view to ensure secure life with dignity for the poor. This scheme is meant to protect the most vulnerable sections of society in particular the old and infirm; people with HIV-AIDS, widows, incapacitated weavers and toddy tappers, who have lost their means of livelihood with growing age, in order to support their day to day minimum needs required to lead a life of dignity and social security.

It is observed that the districts of Siddipet, Jangaon and Warangal Rural have more than 50 widows for every 1000 population who are beneficiaries of this scheme making up for the highest density of widow pensioners of all the 31 districts.