VIJAYAWADA: Andhra Pradesh government led by Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has spent Rs 25,714 crore on education during the past two years through various schemes that are helping students from primary to college levels. In addition, the government is spending another Rs1,800 crore on providing nutrition to children and mothers in anganwadis.
Other initiatives undertaken in the field of education are having English as medium of instruction in schools, implementing CBSE syllabus from 2021–22 academic year, English as medium of instruction in all degree courses and anganwadis becoming YSR free primary schools.
Officials say Jagananna Amma Vodi is first of its kind welfare scheme in history of the country that cares about mothers and their children’s education. To date, Rs 13,022.90 crore have been deposited directly in accounts of mothers of 44,48,865 students.
Jagananna Vidya Deevena scheme enables even poor students to pursue higher education, whether degree, polytechnic, engineering or medicine. The scheme has so far benefited 18,80,934 people to the tune of `4,879.30 crore.
Jagananna Vasati Deevena is for students pursuing courses like ITI, polytechnic, degree, engineering, and medicine. The scheme provides for food and accommodation to such students by extending financial assistance up to Rs. 20,000 in two instalments. So far, 15,56,956 people have received Rs 2,269.93 crore under the scheme.
Jagananna Vidya Kanuka that provides kits has benefited nearly 45 lakh students to the tune of Rs 781 crore.
Manabadi Nadu-Nedu is revamping infrastructure in 45,000 government schools and junior colleges, 151 government degree colleges, 3,287 government hostels and 28,169 anganwadi centres at a cost of Rs 16,700 crore in three phases.
Jagananna Gorumudda provides quality nutritious food every day in 45,854 government and aided schools across the state at a cost of Rs 1,600 crore....