Andhra Pradesh government has decided to start AP Jagananna Vidya Kanuka Kits Scheme 2020-21 for students. For this purpose, AP govt. had issued an order earlier on 12 March 2020 granting administrative permits to purchase educational kits. The total cost to purchase Jagananna Vidya Kanuka Kits is estimated at Rs. 655.60 crore of which state’s share is of Rs. 262.24 crore. As the schools are going to be reopened on August 3, the CM is preparing to launch YSR Vidhya Kanuka on the same day, where all the school going students will be provided with uniform, books, belt, shoes, and socks.
The YSR educational kits under AP Jagananna Vidya Kanuka Kits Scheme 2020-21 would be delivered through the Comprehensive Training Center Scheme. CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has directed the officers to complete the first phase of development works in schools under Nadu-Nedu initiative by the end of July and prepare for the launch of YSR Vidya Kanuka on 3 August 2020 when schools will be reopened.
The AP Jagananna Vidya Kanuka Kits would be distributed to 42 lakh students of 1st to 10th grade containing 6 items, check details here.
AP Jagananna Vidya Kanuka Kits Scheme 2020-21
Below are the complete features and highlights of the scheme:-
|Name of Scheme||Jagananna Vidya Kanuka Kits Scheme|
|Number of Beneficiaries||42 lakh|
|Cost of Each kit||Rs. 1,350|
|6 Items in Educational Kits||3 pairs of uniform cloth, notebooks / textbooks, 2 pair of socks, school bag, belt, pair of shoes|
|Procurement Order Date||12 March 2020|
|Who are Beneficiaries||1st to 10th class govt. school students|
|Announced by||CM YSR Jagan Mohan Reddy|
|State Name||Andhra Pradesh|
The state govt. of Andhra Pradesh will distribute these special kits containing 6 items for students studying in public schools. It is important to note that the cost of uniform stitches are deposited in bank accounts of mothers who send their children to schools. The kits would be distributed as soon as the school reopens after summer vacations.
Need for AP YSR Vidhya Kanuka Scheme
Andhra Pradesh govt. is making all efforts to improve the overall quality of education. In line with Amma Vodi Scheme, Goru Mudda Scheme, Nadu-Nedu, English medium education, AP govt. will provide Vidya Kanuka Kits to each student. The state govt. aims to increase literacy rate and Gross Enrollment Ration (GER) in colleges through these initiatives. Till date, the refurbishment work of 12,365 schools had been initiated in 1st phase of Naadu Nedu Scheme.
AP govt. has identified 9 basic components including toilets, fans, drinking water, furniture, repair works, compound walls and English labs. Around 45,000 schools, colleges and hostels would be covered under the Mana Badi Nadu Nedu scheme. English medium curriculum is being developed for class 1 to 6 with thin and child-friendly books along with handbooks for parents. To enable teachers to learn English medium teaching, self-learning apps, training and assessment tests are introduced. From now onward, each school will have an English lab while Telugu will remain a compulsory subject.
The state govt. is also spending an additional Rs. 344 crore for the implementation of the Goru Mudda scheme. In this scheme, ration and quality of the food would be verified at 4 levels by different agencies including parents, SHGs, Village and Ward Secretariats and RDOs.