Machavaram (Prakasam), Feb.7 (NSS): The Chief Minister, Mr N Kiran Kumar Reddy, on Monday assured the students that the government was persuading the managements of private colleges not to cause hardship to the students on reimbursement of tuition fee.
Speaking at Rachchabanda programme at Machavaram under Kanigiri mandal, Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy said that his government was extending tuition fee reimbursement and scholarships to 24 lakh students in the State. He admitted that there was some delay and problems in disbursement of scholarships and release of tuition fee reimbursement. A Group of Ministers has already been set up to study and sort out problems in the tuition fee reimbursement and scholarships. The government would ensure that each eligible student got scholarships, he added.
Stating that there were Rs 2,500 crores arrears of tuition fee reimbursement and scholarships, the Chief Minister claimed that some part of the amount of arrears was already released and remaining amount would be cleared soon. He also assured that his gvernment would take a decision on the demand for setting up a university in Prakasam district after getting complete details on the matter.
The Chief Minister also said that Rs 26,000 crores have been extended to SHG women through banks in the last six years for the empowerment and self reliance of the women in the State. He also assured to sanction funds for drinking water scheme for Machavaram and announced sanction of Rs 50 lakhs for cement concrete roads and drainage in the village. (NSS)