PM to launch Eklavya Schools: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch Eklavya schools – dedicated schools for tribal students on 12th September as per an official update. The news regarding PM inaugurating Eklavya Schools for Tribal students was confirmed by Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda today in a press conference on completion of 100 days of Modi Government’s 2nd Term in office. In his address he said that PM Modi will inaugurate Eklavya Schools dedicated to education tribal students in remote areas on 12th September 2019.
Eklavya School Scheme
Through Eklavya School Scheme, the central government has given its nod to setup 462 Eklavya Residential Schools across the country which will be dedicated to education of Tribal students. The newly conceptualised Eklavya Schools will be setup on the lines of Navodaya schools. PM Modi will officially launch the Eklavya residential school on 12th September 2019.
Under the scheme, each Eklavya School will be home to 450 tribal students from Class 6 to Class 12. A the total 462 schools have been sanctioned by the Central Government and will be opened in tribal regions based in states of Jharkhand, Odisha, North eastern and other states in next two years. A total of Rs 10,000 crores has been sanctioned by the Central Government for Eklavya Schools Scheme.
Which districts can get Eklavya Schools?
Under the revised Eklavya Model Residential Schools, a district having more than 50% residential population with minimum 20,000 tribals, will be eligible to get an Eklavya School.
New Provisions for Eklavya Schools under revised EMRS
Following are some of the key provisions that have been introduced for Eklavyas Schools under the revised EMRS Scheme:
- Construction Cost Allocation increased from Rs 12 crore to Rs 20 crores
- Recurring Cost Per Student Allocation enhanced from Rs 61,500 to Rs 1.09 lakhs
- Autonomous Society to run and operate Eklavya Schools
- Limit of students for Eklavya Schools enhanced to 480
- Sports Facility Development Allocation increased to Rs 5 crores