Guntur: Guntur District Education Officer (DEO) RS Gangabhavani said that over 90 per cent of development works in select government schools have been completed here under the Mana Badi – Nadu Nedu scheme of the Andhra Pradesh government.
Selected schools at 75-Tyallur in Pedakurapadu, Kuchipudi in Amruthaluru Mandal and Vemuluripadu in Phirangipuram have been renovated at a cost of Rs 1.58 crore. The various other developmental works of schools will also be over soon, the DEO said.
Two top-level officers — District Collector I Samuel Anand Kumar and Joint Collector (Secretariats and Development) P Prasanthi — are in charge of the implementation of the Nadu-Nedu programme.
Under the scheme, the government schools are getting a major facelift to be on par with the private institutions. Out of the total of 3,663 schools, 1,149 have been taken up for renovation.
Rs 257.32 crore has been sanctioned by the Andhra Pradesh government for renovation, which includes Rs 97.4 crore for provision of basic amenities. To promote transparency, parents’ committees have also been consulted for the implementation of the programme.
Basic amenities of nine types are being created in government schools under the Nadu Nedu programme.
According to official sources of The New Indian Express, construction of toilets with running water in all 1,149 schools is completed.