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Andhra Pradesh govt. is going to launch 2nd Phase of AP Mana Badi Nadu Nedu Scheme (Our School Now and Then) from 1 April 2021. CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has directed the officials of the education department to start the second phase of Mana Badi Nadu-Nedu works from April 1 next year. During a review meeting on Mana Badi Nadu-Nedu and Jagananna Vidya Kanuka held on 22 December 2020, the Chief Minister instructed the officials to start the first phase Nadu-Nedu works in Anganwadis by March 2021 and complete the works within two-and-a-half years.
In the first phase, 6,407 new Anganwadis will be constructed and 4,171 Anganwadis will be renovated. Under the scheme, 27,438 new Anganwadis will be constructed and 16,681 will be revamped at a cost of Rs 5,000 crore.
CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy has kept a prime focus on the education sector. In this Naadu Nedu Scheme, officials will take photographs of schools and amenities and place it in front of public. The AP govt. will develop schools as per the master plan of government and compare old pics with new ones.
AP Mana Badi Nadu Nedu Scheme Phase 2
AP Mana Badi Nadu Nedu Scheme should be done in a community contracting manner rather than with private contractors. Here are the complete details of the Mana Badi Nadu Nedu Scheme Phase 2.
Mana Badi Nadu Nedu Scheme 2020-2021 Official Website
The community contracting system is being implemented for the first time in the country in the form of AP Mana badi Nadu Nedu Scheme. AP govt. schools had lost their shine due to poor amenities where teachers are qualified but lack of facilities has affected student’s strength. So, govt. will now modernize govt. schools and ensure good amenities in those schools. The official website for AP Mana Badi Nadu Nedu Scheme is http://nadunedu.se.ap.gov.in/STMSWorks/. The official website homepage will appear as shown below:-
Salient Features of Mana Badi Nadu Nedu Phase 2
Here are the important features and highlights of the Mana Badi Nadu Nedu Scheme Phase 2:-
- 9,476 primary, 822 upper primary, 2,771 high schools including residential schools, 473 junior colleges, 1,668 hostels, 17 DIET colleges, 672 MRCS centres and 446 Bhavita centres will be revamped.
- New face to Anganwadis.
- Nadu-Nedu works in Anganwadis will start by March 2021.
- 6,407 new Anganwadis will be constructed and 4,171 Anganwadis will be renovated in the first phase.
- 27,438 new Anganwadis will be constructed and 16,681 will be revamped under the scheme.
- Rs 5,000 cr expected cost of the project.
Infrastructure Works in Mana Badi Nadu Nedu
The Andhra Pradesh government has launched AP Mana Badi Nadu Nedu Scheme to take up the basic infrastructure works with nine (9) components which includes the following things:-
- Toilets with running water
- Electrification with fans and tube lights
- Drinking water supply
- Furniture for students and staff
- Painting to school
- Major and minor repairs
- Green chalk boards
- English labs
- Compound walls
These facilities would be provided in all Government Schools for transformation of AP state govt. schools for children.
Anganwadi Schools to be Named as YSR Pre Primary Schools
CM said that Anganwadi schools would be named as YSR Pre Primary schools. Minister Thaneti Vanitha and officials showed him the books prepared for pre-primary students. The Chief Minister told them to ensure quality in the standards of the books and prepare special videos for teaching to create interest among the students. The state govt. officials would focus on maintaining clean toilets and appoint a caretaker with a minimum pay of Rs 6,000 per month. Based on the student strength, up to four caretakers have to be appointed in each school.
It was estimated that each school requires Rs 6,250 to 8,000 per month for the maintenance of toilets, including purchase of cleaning materials. The Chief Minister reviewed Jagananna Vidhya Kanuka scheme and said steps should be taken to distribute the kits on the opening day of schools in the next academic year. Quality should be maintained in all items of the kit, including school uniform, he said and added that the medium of instruction for class VII students will be English from the next academic year.
CM Jagan Launch of Nadu-Nedu Scheme 1st Phase for Schools
At the launch event of Phase 1 of Mana Badi Nadu Nedu Scheme, CM Jagan Mohan Reddy said that “We progressed from land phones to smartphones. We have witnessed drastic changes with the invention of the internet and apps. All this happened within 10 years and in the next 10 years, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics will advance further. A day might come when driverless cars will be on roads.” So, AP govt. will develop infrastructure in government schools.
AP govt. will work hard under Mana Badi Nadu Nedu Scheme to revive lost glory to govt. schools in rural areas. School buildings, computer labs, separate toilets for girls and boys will be constructed in govt. schools in next 4 years. Mandal education officers at mandal level will monitor the developmental activities.
Several engineers will take up the construction of additional classrooms and restore old buildings with new ones. Furthermore, the parent’s committees will play significant role in the scheme and development works will be taken considering their suggestions. All those people who wants to do something in their hometown can share their ideas and advises to community contracting method.
English Instruction Medium in AP Govt. Schools
To improve education standards, AP govt. will introduce English medium of instruction in government schools for class I to VI from the next academic year. Some people are opposing english medium of education in the name of protecting and preserving Telugu culture. But without being taught in English, students will end up in menial and unskilled jobs. They will end up as daily wage earners or car drivers in case they are not in a position to compete in the international job market.
For both teachers and students, changing from telugu to english medium of instruction will be a tedious task. For this purpose, teachers would be given training. The state govt. will introduce bridge courses and setup english labs. In the last financial year, AP govt. had only allocated Rs. 20 crore for 45,000 government schools.
AP govt. will also provide Rs. 15,000 per annum to every parent who admits his children in school. Moreover, AP govt. will also extend Rs. 20,000 per year to every mother who admits her child in degree or engineering courses to meet mess charges and other expenses.