AP Govt Saves Rs 9.3 Crore With Reverse Tendering For Nadu-Nedu Programme

AMARAVATI: Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Jagan Mohan Reddy held a review meeting over the status of the Nadu-Nedu programme, at the CM’s camp office in Tadepalli, on Saturday, April 25.  Minister Adimulapu Suresh and other state officials attended this meeting. In this meeting, the education department officials said that they have saved Rs 9.3 Crore of the public exchequer through reverse tendering, in the first phase of the Nadu-Nedu Programme implementation.


AP CM instructed the officials to speed up the works, and complete it by the end of June. Officials briefed the Chief Minister over the progress of works and said that the tendering process for the procurement of furniture, Chalkboard and other basic things have almost been completed, and the tenders for the rest will be taken up immediately.


The Chief Minister was informed that of Rs. 5.07 crore of the public exchequer has been saved through the initiative of reverse tendering for the procurement of 72,596 chalkboards with a finalised budget of 74.77 crore. Similarly, Rs. 4.23 crore have been saved with a final budget of Rs. 15.35 crore to procure shelves for school buildings, through the reverse tendering, said officials.


The state government had already granted a budget of Rs. 1,350.33 crore for the first phase of the Nadu- Nedu Programme. The education department officials are to make use of these funds for infrastructure works in 470 schools in the urban areas, for proper construction of toilets in 14,010 schools, provision of drinking water in 14,250 schools, construction of English labs in 11,952 schools and for the other repairs works which need to be carried out in 14,776 schools across the state.


All the schools across the state will be developed with amenities like bathroom, water, furniture, blackboard, compound wall, finishing, paints and fans in the first phase.

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