Andhra Pradesh Government Schemes State Government Yojana

Andhra Pradesh Free Smartphone Scheme for Students

Mukesh Jindal
Written by Mukesh Jindal

With the launch of the Smartphone Yojana by the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu to benefit the people Below Poverty Line (BPL), that would provide them with smartphones. The smartphones would be given to those people between the ages of 18 to 35 so that these people can make the best use of the scheme as well as have access to the web banking and some other essential things through the web.

As with the ban on 1000 rupee notes and 500 rupee notes have brought people into a financial crisis as they are not easy to be exchanged and many are coming up with this issue. So the implementation of the scheme would help the people to have an easy access to through net banking and better utilization of the currencies.


Objectives of the scheme

  • The main aim of the scheme will be to enable the youth of the state to make transactions and connect digitally.
  • The government also wants to increase the digital use and make the state of Andhra Pradesh a digital state through this scheme.
  • The government of the state is taking the initiative to fulfill the work of Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi of making the Indian economy a cashless economy.
  • The smartphone scheme would empower people of the state with information and connect them to the world.
  • Under the scheme, the government would distribute smartphones for 60 lakh students belonging to BPL families.

Benefits of Free Smartphone Scheme for Students

  • Government will distribute free smartphones to the below poverty line (BPL) students in the state
  • This scheme helps to the economically backward students to connect with the world

Eligibility criteria for the students

  1. Applicant should be the resident of Andhra Pradesh
  2. Student must have valid identity card
  3. Students belongs to below poverty line(BPL) are eligible for this scheme

Documents required for Free Smartphone Scheme for Students

  1. Aadhaar card
  2. Student valid identity card
  3. BPL card

How to apply for Free Smartphone Scheme for Students?

  1. The registration portal for this scheme will launch soon
  2. Once registration portal is launched, applicant need to visit official registration page
  3. Then, enter essential information like name, address etc.
  4. Provide Aadhaar card number, mobile number and email id for verification
  5. After, student will get one-time password (OTP) on their registered mobile number
  6. Once verified, fill the details of institute/college
  7. Upload documents such as institute/college ID card and BPL card
  8. After the successful submission of online application form, a system generated application number will appear on the screen
  9. Take a printout or note down application number

References & Details

  1. For more details about Free Smartphone Scheme for Students visit


The scheme would hold a huge benefit to the PM Narendra Modi vision to “empower India”, digitally. This would allow students to use the internet for research purposes and to learn to live a better and digital lifestyle. This would also allow the government to benefit from the common man of the state in the long-run.

About the author

Mukesh Jindal

Mukesh Jindal

My name is Mukesh Jindal, and I am from New Delhi, India. I am an engineer by profession. I am employed by an IT company in which I work. My topics of interest include technology, mobile, and apps.

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