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AP CM launches Rs 6,318 cr ‘Jagananna Amma Vodi’ scheme for indigent mothers

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On January 9,2020 Andhra Pradesh (AP) Chief Minister(CM) Yeduguri Sandinti Jaganmohan Reddy launched his government’s flagship programme ‘Jagananna Amma Vodi’ scheme in Chittoor, AP. The scheme is to support lakhs of poor and needy mothers to educate their children.Amma Vodi scheme:

i.Rs.6318 crore has been released for the benefit of around 43 lakh mothers, under the scheme to educate their 82 lakh children around 70 kms in the state this year.

ii.An annual financial assistance to the tune of Rs.15,000 credited into the accounts of indigent mothers to educate their children.

iii.The Jagananna Amma Vodi scheme is a first of its kind in the country to bring about historical changes in the education system of the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Key Points:

i.The Government(govt.) determined to revamp the infrastructure in the govt. educational institutions

ii.As a part with an annual allocated budget of Rs.14,000 crore, it would take-up modernization works in 45,000 government schools, 471 junior colleges, 148 degree colleges and hostels in a phased manner.

iii.An amount of Rs.360 crore are alloted for mid day meal scheme in government schools to enhance the quality of food with modification daily.

iv.Chief Minister (CM) also declared free reimbursement to all SC,ST,BC,EBC,Kapu,differently abled,minority and economically poor students for pursuing degree,post graduation,polytechnic and engineering courses in the state.

Static about Andhra Pradesh:
Capital- Amaravati.
Chief Minister- Yeduguri Sandinti Jaganmohan Reddy.
Governor- Biswabhusan Harichandan.
State Bird- Indian roller.
State Animal- Blackbuck.
State tree- Neem tree.