Amma Vodi’ scheme
Part of: GS Prelims- Government Schemes and GS-II- Governance, Education
- Under the scheme, a financial assistance of ₹15,000 will be given (directly deposited into bank account) to nearly 43 lakh mothers or guardians who send their children to school (government, private aided, private unaided schools/junior colleges)
- Orphans and street children studying in schools through voluntary organisations have also been covered under the scheme and the money will be given to the organisations.
- Only for the deserving sections: School and college dropouts are not eligible for this scheme and neither are government employees and income-tax payers.
- Impact of the Scheme: Student enrolment has already increased by 30% in the current academic year after the announcement of the scheme.