AP Govt pays Rs 2,883-cr scholarships, fee to poor students
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Last Updated: Sunday, March 14, 2010, 23:13
  
Rajahmundry: In Andhra Pradesh 25 lakh students of poor and weaker sections are being provided Rs 2,883-crore scholarships and fees reimbursement, the State Social Welfare Minister Pilli Subhash Chandra Bose said on Sunday.

He inaugurated the multipurpose integrated hostel building, constructed in Rajahmundry built at a cost of Rs 1.68-crore. The Minister said that the State Government had proposed the integrated hostel concept to avoid differences on caste, religion and region basis among students.

It was proposed to construct 120 integrated hostels in the state, each at a cost of Rs 1.68-crore and so far, 77 were completed and 44 more hostels were in different stages of construction, he said.

The Minster said that education among weaker sections would bring social development and with this aim the State had initiated many measures that no poor student should deny education due to the economic condition. He said that exam results in welfare hostels were more than the state average and 1,600 SC students, who got more than 500 marks in 10th class, joined corporate colleges last year.

He said that three social welfare residential schools at Razole, Allavaram and Kakinada in East Godavari district would be constructed at a cost of Rs 10-crore each this year and additional accommodation would also be provided with Rs 80-lakh in Rajahmundry school.

Provision of solar lights and other amenities were also under consideration, he added.

Routhu Surya Prakasa Rao, MLA Rajahmundry, who presided over the function, said that this was an opportunity to poor students to go for further studies, where the integrated approach would help them to learn unity.

S Siva Rama Subrahmanyam, Chairman APIIC said that integrated hostels were providing corporate-level of quality education and facilities

A Veeraraghavamma, Mayor of Rajahmundry, requested the Minister to provide compound wall to the hostel building.

Rajahmundry Rural MLA Chandana Ramesh said that facilities in the integrated hostels were good and requested the students to keep the premises clean.

MLC Kandula Durgesh said that provision of better facilities in hostels would give good results.

27th ward corporator B Krishna Veni, Joint Director of Social Welfare A Nageswara Rao, RDO Ch Vinay Mohan were present.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, March 14, 2010, 23:13


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