Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday said the state will revamp welfare hostels and residential schools under Nadu Nedu phase I at a cost of Rs. 1,500 crores by this year-end. A total budget of Rs. 3,364 crores will be allotted for revamping hostels and schools.
A review meeting was held by the Chief Minister with the women and child welfare department and the welfare hostels at Amaravati on Friday.
According to the Chief Minister, around 903 hostels and 463 residential schools were renovated under phase 1. The main focus was on hostels in West Godavari district.
"The newly-renovated hostels will be ready by January 2023. Ensure that the children are well accommodated in the hostel rooms/dormitories in these hostels," Jagan instructed the officials.
He asked them to provide quality and nutritious food to the students in the hostels. The officials were asked to ensure that necessary beds/carpets are provided in tribal areas. Also, a helpline number will be set up so that students can report their problems.