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Yeduguri Sandinti Rajasekhara Reddy was born at Jammalamadugu Mission Hospital near Pulivendula, Andhra Pradesh. His Father and MotherY. S. Raja Reddy and Jayamma .His schooling was in Bellary, He graduated with a degree in medical science from Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College (MRMC), Gulbarga University, Karnataka and completed his House Surgeonship at S.V. Medical College, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. He was the elected leader of the House Surgeon's Association at S.V. Medical College, Tirupati


Y S R Rajashekar reddy was married to Vijaya Lakshmi. They have a son, Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, a politician, and a daughter, Sharmila. His younger brother Y. S. Vivekananda Reddy is also an INC politician.


In 1978 he contested from pulivendula on Reddy-Congress Party and won the elections, Later he joined in Indira Congress.From 1980 to 1983 he was a minister holding important portfolios related to Rural Development, Medical Health and Education under T.Anjaiah Cabinet. He was elected to the Lok Sabha from Kadapa constituency four times and was elected to the Andhra Pradesh State Assembly six times from Pulivendula constituency. Reddy was the leader of the opposition in the Andhra Pradesh State Assembly for five years. As an MLA he was influential in obtaining water from the Tungabhadra River for the Pulivendula Branch Canal (PBC) and fought for projects like RTPP (Rayalaseema Thermal Power Plant) at Muddanur and Proddatur Milk Foods and its ancillaries

  • Minister of state for rural development (1980–82)
  • Excise minister (1982)
  • Education minister (1982–83)
  • Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (2004–2009)
  • Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (20-May-2009 To 02-Sep-2009


In 2003, he led a 1400 km long Padayatracovering some of the backward areas in the state to understand the ground realities and living conditions of the people there and gave life to the Congress Party in Andhra Pradesh. As a novice in the legislature, Reddy rallied all the Congress MLAs from the Rayalaseema region and led an indefinite hunger strike demanding solution to the water crisis. He also led a paadayaatra from Lepakshi to Pothireddipadu in Kurnool district. This paadayaatra lead the congress party to a land slide victory in the assembly elections in 2004 when he won 186 seats in the state assembly.


As the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Dr. Y.S.Rajasekhara Reddy stands as an example for the down-to-earth administrative capacities while efficiently serving the interests of the people at large.

Andhra Pradesh State Programme-wise Development
From May 2004 to May 2009




Aarogyasri Insurance

Medical treatment costingRs.2 lakh to Seven and half crore including middle class people.  2 lakh surgeries as of now.  A rare record in the world history. Treatment, Operations covering 942 diseases. March forward towards Total Health Andhra Pradesh.

104 Rural Mobile Health Units

Fixed Day Health Scheme through 104 mobile units to every village. 475 mobile health units availability to every village on a fixed day in a month.  Free health checkups, free medicines for entire month, quality healthcare at the doorsteps of 4 crore rural people.

Pavala Vaddi

For the first time in the world, differential interest rates to women. Interest is 3% only.  Applicable to farmers and weavers also.

Abhayahastham (IKP Life Insurance Scheme)

Monthly pension ranging from Rs.500 to Rs.2,200 to all women over 60 years of age.  Life Insurance, Scholarships to their children.  Only one rupee per day to be paid by the SHG members.  Large scale benefit to One Crore 25 lakh women.


The life-line projects of Telangana region, “Pranahitha-Chevella” and “Devadula” are the world’s second highest level water pumping Lift Irrigation Schemes.


Current charges, Taxes

Not single Paisa enhanced in current charges since the last five years. Oath taken in the Assembly, not to enhance for the next five years.  No other tax was enhanced.

Additional power purhcases

Rs.6,500 crore expenditure during the past two and half years. The 40% growth in power demand is the indication of the tremendous progress made in Agriculture, Industry and Service sectors.

Rajiv Udyogasri.
Jobs (Government and non-Government)

No Vacancy boards disappeared. Wanted Boards reappeared. 10 lakh jobs created in the past 5 years in Government and private sectors. Another 10 lakh jobs through Rajiv Udyogsri  in the coming two years.  55,000 jobs in SEZs as of now.  Ultimate aim is to create 25 lakh jobs.  11,000 vehicles utilised in one Jalayagnam programme alone.  Direct and indirect jobs and employment to more than one lakh persons.  50,000 teachers as of now.  17,000 Police recruitment completed.  Efforts are on for recruitment of 20,000 more police.  53,000 teachers recruitment would be completed in the coming 3 months.  Training in Mason jobs to 38,000 unemployed as part of INDIRAMMA housing programme.

Jalayagnam (Irrigation)

Irrigated water provided to 19 lakh acres additionally as of now.  81 projects launched.  12 projects completed.  Another 13 projects under completion.  Remaining projects in fast progress by working day and night.

Free Power

Uninterrupted free power supply to 30 lakh pump sets (families) since four and half years on record scale. 1500 crore units’ free power to Agriculture sector every year.

Agricultural Loans

Loans worth Rs.22,650 crore distributed in 2007-08.  Rs.26,000 crore targeted for 2008-09.  The interest rate is only 3%.

Farmers’ loans waiver

Rs.11,100 crore loans waived to 64 lakh farmers, highest in the country. Rs.1,800 crore distributed by State Government @ Rs.5,000 as incentive to each of 36 lakh farmers who were not covered under loan waiver scheme announced by the Centre.

Land distribution

6.04 lakh acres distributed to poor… Rs.500 crore for land development.  Six lakh acres Land ownership rights to Tribal’s.

Agricultural Laborers

All round benefit to more than one crore persons.  Full stop to migrations. Daily wage enhanced from Rs.20 to Rs.82.3… Likely to be raised  Rs.100.  Top rank at national level in the implementation of National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme by using Social Audit, Smart Card and e-governance.

Pashu Kranthy

Purchase of 1,50,000 cattle at 3%interest and Rs.30,000 subsidy. White Revolution in villages.

Sheep Insurance

This scheme is being implemented in the State for the first time in the entire country.

Aarogyasri, 108

108 Ambulances are made available to all at all times.  Ambulances were made to reach to any place in the State within 18 minutes.  Every day, 802 Ambulances with 6,000 emergency trips is a new record. Total Health safety to seven and  half crore people through Aarogyasri.

104 Help Line

50,000 calls per day.  Tele-medicine.  Free Health information. Time to time counseling.


39 lakh houses were built since the past four and half years.  28 lakh houses under construction.  Indiramma target is 80 lakh houses.  With the construction of the remaining houses, Andhra Pradesh would emerge as the only State without huts in the coming two years. The housing budget rose 10 times from Rs.500 crore to Rs.5,000 crores since the last four years.  Check to irregularities through 24 hour help line, quick response teams and social audit. House sites were distributed to more than 20 lakh poor.

Self Help Groups

More than One crore women Self Help Groups joined as of now.


Rs.16,535 crore  since the past four and half years (By December 2008). This year target is Rs.11,000 crore.  By March, 2009 the total loan distribution would be Rs.23,000 crore in five years period. The Government aims at making one crore women as lakhiers  in the coming four years.

Micro loans-Total percentage in the country.

42 %.  The lion’s share out of the country’s micro loans is enjoyed by our State women only.

Cooking Gas

Ours is the only State that has bore the entire burden of Rs.50 on Gas enhanced by the Centre.

Ration Cards

An additional 50 lakh new white ration cards sanctioned as of now.  Ration cards to all the eligible.  White cards to around 2 crore families including the middle class.

Loan waiver

Rs.2,000 crore  waived to beneficiaries who have taken loans through S.C., S.T., B.C., Minorities’ Corporations.

Handloom Sector – Weavers

Rs.327 crore loans of handloom weavers waived.  3 lakh families benefited by loan waiver. Pensions to 1.5 lakh weavers.  Budget rose to more than Rs.150 crore.


Since the last five years, new pensions to 55 lakh…By 1st of every month, 71 lakh pensions regularly @Rs.200 each.


University in every district.  17 new Universities established apart from specialized Universities.  Several new Universities like IIT, IIIT, BITS  established.

Fees Reimbursement for Students

For the first time in the country, 100% fee reimbursement to B.C., Minority, Poor among Upper castes (E.B.C) students including S.C. & S.Ts.  Free Higher Education. Rs.2,500 crore allocation made towards fee reimbursement during 2009-10.  26 lakh students benefited as of now.  7 lakh EBC students would benefit  additionally.  With this Govt. will be bearing the burden of providing higher education to 85% of the students. (11 lakh B.Cs., 5 lakh S.Cs, 1.8 lakh S.Ts, 7.4 lakh minorities and 25,000 disabled…in total around 33 lakh students would benefit under the scheme.

Welfare Budget

In 2008-09, budget was allocated to welfare sector on a large scale at Rs,30,000 crore.


Rs.1,600 crore was allocated in 2008-09.

Minority Budget

Rs.200 crore allocated in 2008-09.

Mass Marriages

Mass marriages were conducted through T.T.D’s Kalyanamasthu and to Minorities through Minority Department..

Development, Plan, Welfare sector, Capital Expenditures.

As per the latest R.B.I. Report, the State ranks 1st either in absolute terms or on percapita basis in development, plan, social, capital expenditures. Agriculture registered two digit growth rate in 2007-08 as nowhere else in the country.

sector, Capital Expenditures.

expenditures. Agriculture registered two digit growth rate in 2007-08 as nowhere else in the country.

First time in the State

I.T.  & I.T. Jobs.

New I.T. Policy formulated in 2005 for speedy progress and to reach top position in the country.  Steps initiated for I.T. development in the cities like Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Tirupati, Warangal.  1,584 I.T. companies established as of now. 1.53 lakh jobs newly in I.T.sector.  Rs.26,122 crore I.T.Exports in 2007-08

I.T.exports Percentage

Andhra Pradesh achieved 15% of the National exports.  National growth  rate is 32% and the State’s growth rated recorded as 41%.


Fast industrialization in every district.  Industrial development at cities like Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Tirupati and Warangal.  According to R.B.I. report, our State ranked 2nd in the country in attracting investments in 2007-08.

Employment in Industries

Rs.16,700 crore investments from 2004 to 2008.  2.14 lakh jobs created.  Some more industries being established and fast completing at a total investment of Rs.38,600 crore… aimed at creating 1.3 lakhs jobs.

Subsidy Rice

Rice made available to 2 crore families @Rs.2 per kilo only.  Government is bearing more than Rs.3,000 crore towards Rice subsidy.

Essential Commodities

Rice, Red gram and palm oil monthly essential commodities being supplied at Rs.103 only.

Local Bodies Duties-Funds

Janma Bhoomi-Nodal Agency cancelled.  Rs.6,110 crore spent in the last four years itself.


Agricultural production with 199 lakh M.Ts is a major achievement.  The State regained its lost glory as Annapoorna.  Farmers are well off and brimming with confidence.

Minimum Support Price Percentage

Price rise and percentage in MSP in the last five years- Paddy-Rs.350 (64% raise), Cotton-Rs.1075 (56% raise), Jowar, Sajja, Maize Rs.355 (66% raise), Pulses Rs.1150 (84% raise), Ground Nut Rs.700 (50% raise) and Sunflower Rs.965 (77% raise).


Government took a policy decision to establish one University in each district.  18 new Universities established including Veterinary, Horticulture universities as of now.

Educational Institutions

New educational institutions like I.I.T, IIIT, BITS Pilani established. being imparted in 1,000 schools and computers supplied to Madras’s.

Rural Education

World-class education being imparted in the Rajiv Gandhi Triple ITs to 6,000 rural students in I.T, Bio-technology, Nano-technology sectors.  Free education to majority students.  11 Polytechnic colleges, 9 Junior Colleges, 31 Degree Colleges opened.  As part of SUCCESS School education scheme, English Medium education with CBSE syllabus imparted besides computer training.

Jawahar Knowledge Centres

Training is being imparted to students of more than 1,000 vocational colleges as per the industrial needs, with the aim of creating employment to 5 lakh persons.  Already training/placement provided to 60,000 students.   Rural and backward class  students are getting jobs employment in multi-national companies.

Community Colleges

Evening classes in Government Colleges/Universities…Diploma and Degree awards to working persons.  Evening Polytechnic courses in the existing Engineering Colleges. Diploma seats in the State doubled.  One I.T.I established in each of the constituency.

Education Budget

Rs.35,000 crore spent in the past five years.

Higher Education Budget

Rs.1,500 crore in 2008-09 and Rs.2,383 crore allocated for 2009-10.

Co-operative Sugar, Spinning Mills

5 closed Sugar Mills and 2 Cement plants were re-opened.  The package of the State Government for merging BHPV in BHEL won accolades from employees and labour associations nationwide.  Government jobs provided to 1,486 employees due to the closure of Allwyn based on their efficiency and utility.  Pension facility to Allwyn employees on par with Government employees.  Several Public Undertakings like APGENCO, RTC, Singareni company etc. are running in profit path with the  support of the Government.

Rajiv Yuva Sakthi

80,000 youth trained in various sectors at a cost of Rs.21 crore.  Rs.20 crore financial help extended to 4,540 weavers.

S.C.,S.T entrepreneurs

20% additional subsidy.  Additional reimbursement  at 0.25 paisa  on power unit.  25% additional reimbursement on Sales Tax.  Separate Trust established through which the entrepreneurs would be provided guarantee.


For the first time in the history …Full rains in five years.  All dams full of water continuously for five years.  Water flows to tanks what were not full in twenty five years and heavy flows to Singur project that has not witnessed full waters for eight years.  Plenty of Agricultural production and hydroelectricity generation.

Apart from these schemes, his government stood as the role model in implementing the central governments flagship program – the NREGA.. The main thrust of his tenure was on social welfare with a majority of his schemes targeting at improving the lively hood of the rural masses.BBC has called him a champion of social welfare schemes.


Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy's Bell 430 helicopter went missing on Wednesday, 2 September 2009 at 9:35 am. and Air Traffic controllers lost contact with the aircraft at 9:02 am while it was passing through the dense Nallamala forest area. The Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh, P. Ramakanth Reddy, said that inclement weather had forced the helicopter off-course. Although the sparsely populated forest area is considered to be stronghold of the outlawed Naxal communist insurgents, the National Security Advisor of India ruled out the possibility of the Naxals bringing down the helicopter.

The Indian Prime Minister's Office confirmed the helicopter's crash on the morning of 3 September and the death of all aboard, including Reddy, his special secretary P. Subrahmanyam, chief security officer A. S. C. Wesley, Group Captain S. K. Bhatia and Captain M. S. Reddy. The Director General of Police said that the bodies of Reddy and others were charred beyond recognition and had to be identified on the basis of clothing. The autopsy of all the bodies was carried out at Kurnool Medical College.

An investigation eventually concluded that the factors that caused that crash included the fact that the crew became fixated for more than six minutes in trying to find out what was behind a problem with their transmission oil pressure system, and they became distracted from the worsening weather. It was also noted that the pilots of the helicopter never discussed the bad weather, diverting, or returning to base.
Y S Rajashekar reddy body was buried on 4 September at Idupulapai in Kadapa district .