Andhra Pradesh government has decided to start Jagananna Vidya Kanuka Scheme 2020-21 for students on 5th September. Under this scheme the state government will provide education kits to government school students. The government is launching this scheme so that the students of govt. schools can easily focus on their studies.
Under the Jagananna Vidya Kanuka Scheme, 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 is preparing to launch Jagananna Vidhya Kanuka scheme on 5th September 2020, where all the school going students will be provided with uniform, books, belt, shoes, and socks.
Jagananna Vidya Kanuka Scheme 2020
Below are some important highlights of the Vidya Kanuka scheme
|Name of Scheme||Jagananna Vidya Kanuka Scheme|
|State Name||Andhra Pradesh|
|Launch Date||05 September 2020|
|Number of Beneficiaries||43 lakh|
|Cost of Each kit||Rs. 1,350|
|Educational Kit||3 pairs of uniform cloth, notebooks / textbooks, 2 pair of socks, school bag, belt, pair of shoes|
|Procurement Order Date||12 March 2020|
|Beneficiaries||1st to 10th class govt. school students|
|Announced by||CM YSR Jagan Mohan Reddy|
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.
Jagananna Vidya Kanuka Scheme – Kit Details
The Vidya Kanuka kits will be distributed among the students on the reporting day which will consists of the following.
- 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 Pairs of socks: 2 pairs of socks which will be all weather socks will be given in the Vidya Kanuka kit.
- 1 Pair of shoes: Each student will be given a pair of school uniform shoes of either black or white color.
- Texts & Notebooks: Textbooks and notebooks according to the class of the students will be provided on the same day along with the kit.
- 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.
- 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 Vidhya 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.
Need for Jagananna 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.
For more information about the scheme, visit the official website of Andhra Pradesh Govt at ap.gov.in.SAVE AS PDF