Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy today released the first instalment of fee reimbursement amounts for 10.88 lakh students as part of the state's Jagananna Vidya Deevena scheme from his camp office at Tadepalli.
The reimbursed amounts, totalling Rs 671.45 crore, were deposited into the accounts of the eligible students' mothers.
Speaking on the occasion, the CM said that he believed that the most useful thing a parent could give to a child was education, and that he was happy to announce that his government had taken up the implementation of the Vidya Deevena program in April as part of the celebrations of Dr BR Ambedkar's birth anniversary (April 14).
He further explained, "The scheme aims to make education more widely accessible. None of the preceding regimes of AP had ever reimbursed fee arrears on such a massive level. The fact that our government has spent a total of Rs 4,879 crore on the Vidya Deevena scheme, is evidence of our commitment to provide good quality education to all the students in the state. Other schemes like the Jagananna Goru Mudha, Amma Vodi and Vasati Deevena schemes have also been launched to ensure that no child is deprived of an education owing to financial pressures. Besides all this, we have also transformed the Anganwadi centres into preprimary schools and are improving government schools through our Naadu-Nedu scheme."
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