The CM was informed that a special office of the CBSE will be opened in the state, and all the government schools will be affiliated to the board in 2021-22.
The government also issued a separate order giving in-principle nod to Rs 3,850 crore for strengthening existing medical colleges.
The minister said Rs 2,570 crore out of the total Rs 3,669 crore, allocated for the first phase, was spent on 15,715 schools.
Officials informed the Chief Minister that the works related to 10,011 village clinics have been expedited in order to complete them by April.
It was estimated that each school requires Rs 6,250 to 8,000 per month for the maintenance of toilets, including purchase of cleaning materials.
The Chief Minister instructed the officials to plan a menu with a variety of food items for each day for the students in the hostels and ensure the food is served as per new menu.
This effectively means that all the constructions taken up by the government departments under Nadu-Nedu will be energy efficient compliant.
As many as 15,715 schools are expected to get a new lease of life when they reopen after the extended holiday due to COVID.
The Andhra Pradesh government has sanctioned Rs 257.32 crore for renovation, including Rs 97.4 crore for provision of basic amenities.