In a major development, the Union Education Ministry will be constructing 99 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas across the country in the backward areas with a concentration of Minority communities. The information was provided during the function of laying the foundation stone for the new Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya at Pakur, Jharkhand which was done by the Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal via video conferencing.
Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi further stated that many of the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas are being constructed jointly under the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Minority Affairs. The new Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya is being constructed by the Minority Affairs Ministry under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram.
The Minister also stated that the Education Ministry and the Minority Affairs Ministry are jointly constructing four Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas at Uttar Dinajpur and Howrah in West Bengal, West Kamang in Arunachal Pradesh, and Mamit in Manipur.
The minister further stated that the financial assistance of Rs 224 Crore will be provided for the construction of the new Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas.
The Ministry of Minority Affairs has also allotted Rs 36 crore to 1.173 smart classrooms in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in the backward and minority concentrated areas of the country. The new Navodayala Vidyalayas will play an important role in providing quality and affordable education to the students from the backward regions of the country.