Vidyamritam—a program to provide scholarships to children of farmers living below the poverty line.Amma announced the new project after discussions on the issue with then-Chief Minister of Maharashtra Vilasrao Deshmukh. The program was initiated, 30,000 students from the states of Maharashtra. Many of the beneficiaries are children who lost one or both parents to suicide. The children (ages 10 to 15) receive a monthly stipend until they finish their education, subject to their scholastic performance.