‘Nadu-Nedu’ programme launched in Andhra Pradesh

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Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has launched the ‘Nadu-Nedu’ programme which seeks to transform government schools into vibrant and competitive institutions. The programme is set to turn a new leaf over education sector and will provide opportunities to weaker sections and underprivileged.

  • To transform all government schools with required infrastructure and up-gradation of skills besides setting up of English labs in addition to providing basic amenities such as clean environs, running water, furniture, compound wall, blackboard, toilets, renovation and involve parent committee.
  • In first phase, the scheme will be implemented in 15,715 schools and will cover all schools in three years’ time.
  • The scheme has a budget of Rs.12,000 crores and for the first year, Rs.3,500 crores will be spent for the development of infrastructure.
  • The Andhra government will soon be introducing Amma Vodi on 9 January 2019, where they will incentivize mothers to send their children to school. His government will also take care of fees reimbursement in all degree and professional colleges and there will be 1-year training for youth to gear up for jobs.