Amma Vodi scheme
Posted on : 22 Jan 2020Views: 1141
- Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister has launched the massive Amma Vodi scheme under which the below poverty line (BPL) women with school-going children will get direct financial assistance of Rs 15,000 annually. The money will be accrued to the bank accounts of beneficiaries every year in January, till their children pass out of school.
- The state government had issued the order sanctioning financial assistance to about 43 lakh mothers or guardians last week. The scheme says that the mothers of minors, who are studying in school (Class 1-Class 12), whether in private, government, aided or unaided schools, are eligible for the scheme.
- Children must have 75 per cent attendance in schools, and their families must be white ration card holder, to avail the scheme. Those who drop out of schools would stop being beneficiary. Also, government employees and income tax payers are also not eligible for the scheme.
- The intention behind the scheme is to increase the number of school-going students in the state, and enhance the quality of education.
- Orphans and children on the streets, who are studying in schools through voluntary organisations, have also been included in the scheme; financial assistance will be provided to these organizations.
- To maintain transparency in the identification of beneficiaries, lists would be displayed in village secretariats. Regional joint directors of school education would be required to submit periodical reports for the monitoring of the scheme.
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Amma Vodi scheme is recently launched by which state of India?
Right Ans : Andhra Pradesh