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Jagan directs officials to undertake Rs.1500-crore Nadu Nedu work in first phase

Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday directed the officials to take up work in 1366 hostels and schools under Nadu Nedu programme with an outlay of Rs.1500 crore.

Jagan directs officials to undertake Rs.1500-crore Nadu Nedu work in first phase
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Vijayawada Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday directed the officials to take up work in 1366 hostels and schools under Nadu Nedu programme with an outlay of Rs.1500 crore.

The Nadu Nedu scheme launched by the YSRCP Government aims at improving learning outcomes and decreasing dropout rate by upgrading infrastructure in the schools

At a review meeting on the functioning of Women and Children Welfare Department at his Tadepalli camp office near here, he suggested that out of a total of 3,013 Gurukula Schools and hostels where the Nadu-Nedu is to be implemented at an estimated cost of Rs.3364 crore, works should be taken up in 1366 hostels and schools in the first phase. He asked the officials to take up the renovation works of all hostels in the western region of Kurnool district in the first phase itself.

The first phase operations should begin in January next and be completed in one year; he told them and suggested that modernisation of kitchens should be given priority while upgrading all basic infrastructure in Gurukula hostels. There should be a constant monitoring on the working of all hostels at mandal level to ensure that necessary items to run the kitchens are purchased and stocked in advance.

The Chief Minister instructed the officials to arrange grievance cell numbers in all hostels and Anganwadis to receive complaints from hostel inmates. He also wanted immediate steps to fill the existing vacancies in welfare hostels across the State while drawing out an action plan for constant monitoring of the Nadu-Nedu in Anganwadis in three phases.

During the review meeting, Reddy told officials that there should be strict monitoring on the working of all welfare hostels and Anganwadis and filling of existing vacancies will help run them efficiently.

He issued green signal to the appointment of 759 welfare officers and 80 caretakers in various hostels. Out of the 759 welfare officer posts to be filled up, 171 of them will be posted in Tribal Welfare Gurukula Hostels.

The Chief Minister directed the officials to examine all hostels and equip them with necessary facilities while putting in efforts to fill the vacancies of Class-IV posts in post-matric hostels. He told them to ensure that flavored milk is supplied to inmates of all Anganwadis in the State in the next three months. While cleanliness and proper toilet maintenance is a must in all Anganwadis, inmates of hostels should never feel they are staying in captivity, he remarked.

Women and Child Welfare Minister K.V. Ushasri Charan, Chief Secretary Sameer Sharma, Principal Secretary (BC Welfare) G. Jaya Lakshmi, Principal Secretary (Women and Child Welfare) M. Ravichandra, Finance Secretary K.V.V. Satyanarayana, APDDCF MD A. Babu, Director (Women and Child Welfare) A.Siri, Tribal Welfare Director M. Jahnavi and Minority Welfare Director G.C. Kishore Kumar were among those present.

Santosh Patnaik
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