The Andhra Pradesh government’s ‘Nadu Nedu’ scheme for revamping infrastructure in government schools will now be aided by private firms and NGOs. ‘Nadu Nedu’ which means ‘then and now,’ is one of the multiple reforms in school education announced by the Jagan government, apart from the ‘Amma Vodi’ financial assistance for mothers of school-going children, and the introduction of english medium in all schools.
While the scheme aims to work on 45,000 schools in total over the next 3 years, the first phase will cover 15,715 schools. With the state reeling under a financial crisis, obtaining funds for the scheme seemed to be a challenge. The state government has now signed MoUs (memorandum of understanding) with four private sector companies and NGO, to take part in the infrastructure works in government schools.
MoU was signed with Adileela Foundation for the development of 281 schools in 3 Mandals across Srikakulam district. While the total contribution of the 5 firms to the project is Rs 85.65 crore, the CM said that Rs 12,000 crores will be spent through the scheme, overall, for the development of 45,000 government schools.
Adileela Foundation will contribute Rs 25 crores for the development of 281 schools in Meliyaputti, Pathapatnam and Saravakota mandals of Srikakulam district.