VIJAYAWADA: Chief minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy on Tuesday asked officials at a review meet to keep the renovated schools ready for reopening on September 5.
He told officials to complete the work, including provision of additional facilities like toilets, drinking water and classroom furniture, before the schools are reopened.
Besides, the chief minister also asked the officials to ready the Jagananna Vidya Kanuka (gift)for every student by the time the schools are reopened. The Vidya Kanuka would provide school uniforms, school bags, shoes and books for the students.
The officials briefed him on the progress of work under Nadu-Nedu and showed him a sample of the shoes, uniforms and books which would be distributed to students.
The officials also gave a power point presentation on the renovation work of the 15,000 schools taken up in the first phase.
The quality of classroom benches, cupboards, chalkboards and paintings on the walls to attract the students were also shown to the chief minister.
The chief minister told the officials to set up a mineral water plant in every school to provide safe drinking water for children. He asked them rope in corporate companies and voluntary organisations to take care of the maintenance of these water plants.
The chief minister also reviewed the progress in the planning of the 31,073 schools proposed in the second and third phases of the scheme.
He also finalised the designs for the centralised kitchens in the schools to provide mid-day meal and told them to ensure that every kitchen is built and maintained properly.
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