"Every child grows in the lap of their mother. She sacrifices everything for their children. I have seen their sacrifices in my long padayatra. They very much wish to educate their children but could not do so because of their financial constraints. To remove this friction, I wanted to bring out this scheme to help mother's and send their children to schools", Jagan said.
"With this, 42.12 lakh mother's will get Rs.6318 crores through this scheme which will bring a positive change in their lives. For this year only, 75 per cent attendance clause has been removed, he announced. Though the scheme was announced for mother's of 1-10 class students, it has been extended upto intermediate now," he added.
Jagan said that AP is the first state to introduce the Amma Vodi scheme in the Country. He also urged the mothers of the beneficiary of the Amma Vodi scheme to take part in the management of the government schools and improve the school facilities.