Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy announced that schools in the state will reopen on 2 November. The Jagananna Vidya Deevena kits will be distributed to the children on 5 October so that their uniforms are ready by the time the schools reopen, he said.

During the Spandana video conference held here on 29 September, Jagan said the decision was taken in view of the COVID-19 situation in the state. Earlier, it was decided that all schools will reopen from 5 October and Vidya Kunuka kits will be distributed on the same day. The kits will now be distributed as scheduled on 5 October. Each kit consists of cloth for three pairs of uniforms, textbooks, notebooks, a pair of shoes, two pairs of socks, a belt, and a school bag.

The Chief Minister directed the officials to focus on completing the first phase of works under the Nadu Nedu scheme. In the first phase, 15,715 schools were identified where 10 facilities will be provided in the schools. So far, of the total 15,715 schools, the works are in progress in 15,562 schools, while in 153 schools the works are yet to start. The officials have been instructed to complete all the works as early as possible and JCs were told to monitor the works on a daily basis.

Besides the distribution of Jagananna Vidhya Kanuka on 5 October, Jagan said the distribution of RoFR pattas to the tribals in 35 scheduled zones will take place on 2 October on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.

Regarding Anganwadi centres, Jagan told the officials to shift 27,564 centres that were operating from rented spaces to permanent buildings. So far, land has been identified for 14,738 centres while land is yet to be identified for 12,826 centres.

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