The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath provides scholarships worth Rs 458.66 crore to over 12 lakh students in the state.
During a virtual interaction with the students today, the chief minister has mentioned disbursing the amount to the students so that they can reap the potential benefits of the scholarship scheme.
He mentioned including additional students and providing them scholarships as well, which will give a major boost to education in the state. The state government has transferred the moolah to the accounts of the students. “In the last four and a half years, the government has included more than 40 lakhs children who have received scholarships,” said the CM.
Yogi further congratulated the students from different districts on receiving the scholarships.
In October 2021, the state government has disbursed the first phase of the instalment to a total of 57 lakh students and the second phase of the instalment is likely to be disbursed by December 2021.
In addition, Yogi mentioned completing the admission process in various educational institutions in the state by December 30 and sending the scholarship amount to the accounts of eligible students. He added that the students should not face any problem in reimbursement of fees and purchasing of course materials.
In another move, UP has also announced to provide free distribution of 2.5 lakh tablets and 5 lakh smartphones to college students. The state government is formulating an action plan for the distribution of smartphones and tablets.
Further, mentioning the Abhyudaya Yojana, a government scheme that provides free coaching and consultation to poor students in UP, the CM said a large number of children who got themselves trained under Abhyudaya Yojana have participated in various competitive examinations.
“The government is working to provide opportunities to the students in the state itself, as a result of which several students who got themselves enrolled in the Abhyudaya Yojana have delivered excellent results in the competitive examinations,” the CM said.
Abhudaya Yojana and its benefits should be made available in all 75 districts of the state. “There is a need to connect education with technology and prepare the students for competitive examinations. The Abhyudaya scheme must cater to the needs of every child,” the UP CM added at length.