‘KCR School Kits’ Before June
The Chandrasekhar Rao-led BRS government is gearing up to launch the ‘KCR school kits’ scheme, which will benefit 25 lakh students in government schools.
‘KCR School Kits’
The scheme will provide free school bags, shoes, socks, ties, belts, and ID cards, which are estimated to cost nearly Rs 400 crore annually.
It should be noted that the “KCR Kits” program, which was introduced in 2018 for the benefit of expectant mothers, was well received, which led to an increase in institutional deliveries in state government hospitals.
This gave a boost to the state to recently launch the “KCR nutritional kits” programme on December 21 with a focus on mother and child health.
The government’s Gurukul Schools, local governments, KGBVs, model schools, and urban residential centers are all included in the “KCR school kits” program.
There are 25,76,587 students enrolled in these schools, as per the data.
School bags were expected to cost Rs 255 crore, sports shoes Rs 120 crore, socks Rs 7 crore, and ties, belts, and ID cards Rs 20 crore, as per the officials.
‘KCR School Kits’ The Fallout
- School bags costing Rs. 255 crore
- 120 crore rupees: athletic shoes
- 7 crore rupees: socks
- Ties, belts, and ID cards cost Rs 20 crore.
- Cost in total: Rs. 400 crore
Party insiders informed that the CM KCR has directed education minister Sabitha Indra Reddy to draft proposals and submit them to the government for Cabinet approval so that the kits may be distributed when the academic year begins in June.