On October 8, 2020 In an effort to combat child labor and help poor parents choose the education for their children, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh has launched Rs 650 crore Jagananna Vidya Kanuka scheme at Punadipadu ZP High School Krishna District. Under the scheme free kits will be provided to 42.32 lakh government school students from Class 1 to 10.
- The Schools are scheduled to begin from November 2, 2020.
Note– Kits will be distributed for 3 days across the state.
About Jagananna Vidya Kanuka
i.The Vidya Kaunaka kits comprise the following namely, 3 pairs of uniform cloth, 1 pair of shoes, 2 pairs of socks, a belt, textbooks and notebooks and a school bag.
ii.The stitching charges of the uniform will be directly credited to the mothers’ account.
Ministers Adimulapu Suresh, Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy among others were present at the launch programme.
In a bid to bring down the illiteracy rate of the state, which is at 34%, Andhra Pradesh government is introducing welfare scheme
Other schemes and programme launched for school children
i.To encourage mothers to send their children to schools and drop the rate of illiteracy, Amma Vodi Scheme has been implemented by depositing Rs 15, 000 annually into the mothers’ account directly.
ii.All govt schools are renovated and the necessary furniture is provided at par with the private schools, under the Nadu Nedu-Mana Badi Programme.
Recent Related News:
On September 11, 2020 As a step to empower women economically and socially, YS Jaganmohan Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh(AP), launched the ‘YSR Aasara’ scheme. Under the scheme, AP government will reimburse outstanding bank loans of women Self-Help Groups (SHG) as on April 11, 2019 into their accounts directly in four phases. YSR Aasara is a part of the Navaratna welfare schemes.
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