Amma Vodi Benefits For Underprivileged Kids In Private Schools Too

YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

Amaravati: Amma Vodi, an educational scheme introduced by YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s government to check dropout rate in the State-run schools has been extended to private schools as well. A clarification was issued by the Chief Minister's office, that the cash incentive of ₹15,000 promised to be paid to the mothers who admit their children in schools, would be payable even if they went to private schools.

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy who had earlier promised that schools across the State would see a complete turnaround in terms of learning outcomes, infrastructure, and competitiveness within two years.

After launching Rajanna Badi Bata, he launched Amma Vodi scheme, which promised to pay students who are studying in government schools and for those who hail from families having white ration cards. The cash reward would be given on Republic Day, January 26.

YS Jagan has also decided the way government schools operate and asked for detailed reports on the schools status in the state. During his Padayatra he had promised teachers that the schools' infrastructure would be improved and also new facilities would be provided to the teaching staff.

After the review meet conducted with the officials of the Education department when he took charge, he is said to have instructed the officials to first improve the infrastructure in government schools. It is reported that in the whole country the rate of illiteracy was 26 percent, whereas in the state of Andhra Pradesh, the rate was 33 percent. Which accounts that for every 100 persons, 33 of them were illiterate. There was need to change this. To ensure every child in the state goes to school the scheme was envisaged to encourage their mothers to send them. With this clarification, it is clear that scheme not only extends to poor children going to government schools, but also to private schools.

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