AP Jagananna Vidya Kanuka Scheme 2021 – YSR Educational Kits to Govt. School Students

Jagananna Vidya Kanuka Kits Scheme 2021 in Andhra Pradesh to provide 1st to 10th class govt. school students, each education kit to have 6 items with 43 lakh beneficiaries
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Andhra Pradesh government has launched Jagananna Vidya Kanuka Scheme 2021 for students. Under this YSR Educational Kits Scheme, the state government will provide Vidya Kanuka Kits to government school students. The government has launched this scheme earlier on 8th October 2020 so that the students of govt. schools can easily focus on their studies. In this article, we will tell you about the items present in the kits distributed under YSR Vidya Kanuka Yojana.

AP Jagananna Vidya Kanuka Scheme 2021

Under the Jagananna Vidya Kanuka Kit Scheme 2021, the state government would provide kit consisting of three pairs of uniforms, textbooks, notebooks, a pair of shoes, two pairs of socks, belts and a school bag to each student of class 1st to 10th in government schools.

A total of 43 Lakh students across the state will be given Vidya Kanuka Kits under the scheme. The state government will spend Rs. 648.09 crore for the scheme. Andhra Pradesh govt. had issued an order earlier on 12 March 2020 granting administrative permits to purchase educational kits. AP Government had launched Jagananna Vidya Kanuka Scheme on 8th October 2020, where all the school going students will be provided with uniform, books, belt, shoes, and socks.

Jagananna Vidya Kanuka Scheme
Jagananna Vidya Kanuka Scheme

An Overview of Jagananna Vidya Kanuka Kit Scheme

Below are some important highlights of the Vidya Kanuka scheme

Name of SchemeJagananna Vidya Kanuka Scheme
State NameAndhra Pradesh
Launch Date08 October 2020
Number of Beneficiaries42 lakh
Cost of Each kitRs. 1,350
Educational Kit3 pairs of uniform cloth, notebooks / textbooks, 2 pair of socks, school bag, belt, pair of shoes
Procurement Order Date12 March 2020
Beneficiaries1st to 10th class govt. school students
Launched byCM YSR Jagan Mohan Reddy
Jagananna Vidya Kanuka Scheme

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.

Details of Kits Distributed under Jagananna Vidya Kanuka Scheme

The Vidya Kanuka kits will be distributed among the students on the reporting day which will consists of the following.

  1. 3 Pair of Uniform: Each student of class 1st to 10th will be provided 3 pairs of school uniform as per their fit size.
  2. 2 Pairs of socks: 2 pairs of socks which will be all weather socks will be given in the Vidya Kanuka kit.
  3. 1 Pair of shoes: Each student will be given a pair of school uniform shoes of either black or white color.
  4. Texts & Notebooks: Textbooks and notebooks according to the class of the students will be provided on the same day along with the kit.
  5. 1 Belt: A belt which is essentially a uniform belt would also be given to the students of all classes from 1st to 10th under the Vidya Kanuka scheme.
  6. Bag: A school bag with size matching his/her class will be provided so that students can easily carry their study material from home to school and vice-versa.

How to Apply for Jagananna Vidya Kanuka Scheme

There is no need to apply online or offline for Jagananna Vidya Kanuka scheme as the kits will be directly distributed in the government schools. The scheme will be implemented by the school education department of Andhra Pradesh government.

Official Launch of YSR Vidya Kanuka Kits Scheme

Andhra Pradesh government had earlier proposed to distribute the Vidya Kanuka Kits to the students on the 1st day of the school academic year. However, it is now decided to distribute them ahead of the commencement of the classes to facilitate the students to get the cloth of uniform stitched by the time they start attending classes. The state government is yet to take a call on reopening of schools which was delayed due to the Covid pandemic.

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Y.S Jagan has formally launched the scheme at Punapadu Government School in Krishna district. Officials said this was yet another step taken by the State government towards increasing the enrolment rate in government schools and bringing down dropout rate. Under the Jagananna Vidya Kanuka Scheme, around 42,34,322 kits will be distributed across the state, with an estimated cost of Rs. 650 crore.

Officials said full transparency was maintained in the purchase of material through reverse tendering and e-procurement. Apart from distributing the kits, the government has also embarked on the Nadu-Nedu initiative to provide 10 basic facilities in all the schools before the commencement of the academic year. The facilities include construction of compound walls, black boards, fans and other furniture to give a new look to the government schools.

Need for AP Jagananna Vidya Kanuka Kits 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.

For more information about the scheme, visit the official website of Andhra Pradesh Govt at ap.gov.in.

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