Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday disbursed Rs 913 crore into the bank accounts of more than 9.5 lakh mothers under Jagananna Vasathi Devena scheme at Narpala village in Anantapur district of the State.
Jagananna Vasathi Deevena Scheme is the flagship scheme of the Andhra Pradesh Government. It was started to provide the financial assistance to students studying the post metric courses. Accordingly, the State government will pay boarding and lodging charges of Rs 10,000 for ITI students, Rs 15,000 for polytechnic students and Rs 20,000 for students pursuing degree, engineering and medical courses.
Addressing a public gathering at Narpala, the Chief Minister stressed on the importance of this scheme, saying that it is a great programme meant for the education of children in the State.
"I need not specially tell how education transforms a person. Education not only changes the history of a family but the entire community to which those families belong," said Reddy in a video link shared by the State government. According to the Chief Minister, education will break the shackles of poverty which everyone should notice.
Hitherto, the southern state has credited Rs 4,276 crore under Jagananna Vasathi Devena scheme into the bank accounts of more than 25 lakh mothers of eligible students.