In a recent development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch 462 Eklavya schools for tribal students on 12th September, according to an official update.
Confirming the news in a press conference, Union Tribal Affairs Minister, Arjun Munda said that PM Modi will inaugurate Eklavya Schools dedicated to education tribal students in remote areas on 12th September 2019.
The central government has given its nod to setup 462 Eklavya Residential Schools across the country under the Eklavya School Scheme. This move is dedicated to educate the tribal students. The newly conceptualised Eklavya Schools will be setup on the lines of Navodaya schools.
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.