Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy was promised a lump sum of Rs 409.77 Crore as first installment to set up nearly 353 model schools in the State under the central government sponsored programme scheme. Hon’ble minister of human resource development Kapil Sibal confirmed to AP Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy earlier this week.
Under the scheme around 6000 model schools will be set up in the country in backward blocks to increase education excellence out of which 353 model schools will be set up in Andhra Pradesh.
The amount sanctioned will be utilized as per the approved guidelines of the scheme in the first phase, The HRD ministry also said that the next instalment would be released after the receipt of expenditure statement with respect to grants is received, and that at least 50 per cent of the grants released have been utilized.
Cities or places where model schools will be established in the state are Adilabad, Ananthapur, East Godavari, Guntur, Krishna, Kurnool, Mahabubnagar, Rangareddy, Nalgonda, Nizamabad, Medak, Warangal Prakasam, Nellore, Kadapa, Srikakulam districts have been identified for the construction of the model schools.
Source: Times of India