'Jaganna Vidya Deevena': Rs. 709 Cr released for fee reimbursement of 10.82L students

Under the scheme, the total fee reimbursement would be directly transferred into the accounts of mothers of the students.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  17 March 2022 3:15 AM GMT
Jaganna Vidya Deevena: Rs. 709 Cr released for fee reimbursement of 10.82L students

Amaravati: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy released Rs 709 crore for fee reimbursement of 10.82 lakh students under the 'Jaganna Vidya Deevena' scheme. The fee reimbursement is for October – December 2021 quarter. The government also decided to disburse payments quarterly.

"Education is the only solution to eradicate poverty. If a child in a village is educated, the entire village can benefit from it. The government is ensuring to reduce college dropouts across the state. Debt settlement can make a huge difference to lead to successful completion of course/education," Jagan said.

Under the scheme, the total fee reimbursement would be directly transferred into the accounts of mothers of the students. The government has so far provided assistance of Rs 9,274 crore under Jagananna Vidya Deevena and Jaganna Vasathi Deevena (Lodging and Boarding charges).

This includes the fee reimbursement arrears of Rs 1,778 crore kept by the previous government, Rs 6969 crore for Jagananna Vidya Deevena, and Rs 2305 crore for Jaganna Vasathi Deevena.

Jagan also noted that there is a significant increase in gross enrollment in schools under the Amma Vodi scheme (Rs 15,000 assistance to all the mothers who send their children to school). "We are also making significant changes to the higher education syllabus and taking steps towards job creation," he said.

The government has not only been reimbursing fee but also paying for lodging and boarding under Jagananna Vasathi Deevena. Under the scheme, an assistance of Rs 20,000 is being paid to all eligible students pursuing degrees, in engineering, and medicine. Likewise, Rs 15000 is being paid to polytechnic students and Rs 10,000 to ITI students in two installments every year.

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