The Association for Rural Development (ARD) has extended a financial assistance of Rs. 5,000 towards medical expenses for Penimeti Krishnamma, a poor woman hailing from Yanadi caste at Paluru Rajupalem in Saidapuram mandal in the district. ARD director Sk. Basheer said Ms. Krishnamma had been suffering from acute abdominal pain which could not be treated at the Government hospital at Gudur. she is being given treatment at a private hospital now. Most Yanadi STs are among the poorest of poor families in Nellore district. - Staff Reporter