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Eklavya Model Residential Schools

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In the context of establishing quality residential schools for the promotion of education, Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRSs) for ST students are set up in States / UTs with provisioning of funds through “Grants under Article 275(1) of the Constitution”.  The establishing of EMRSs are based on demand of the concerned States/UTs with availability of land as an essential attribute.  As per the budget 2018-19, every block with more than 50% ST population and at least 20,000 tribal persons, will have an Eklavya Model Residential School by the year 2022.

Across the country, as per census 2011 figures, there are 564 sub-districts, i.e. blocks/taluka/tehsils, having more than 50% ST population and at least 20,000 tribal persons. Out of these sub-districts, at present 102 sub-districts have EMRSs and the rest 462 sub-districts do not have an EMRS. Out of this, there are 13 sub-districts in Assam without an EMR Sand these are listed below:-

Sl. No. District Sub-district/ Block
1. Baksa Sarupeta (Pt)
2. Baksa Jalah (Pt)
3. Dhemaji Jonai
4. Dima Hasao Umrangso
5. Dima Hasao Haflong
6. Dima Hasao Mahur
7. Dima Hasao Maibong
8. Goalpara Dudhnai
9. Kamrup Boko
10. KarbiAnglong Phuloni
11. KarbiAnglong Silonijan
12. Udalguri Khoirabari (Pt)
13. West KarbiAnglong Donka

Four (04) EMRSs sanctioned to the State of Assam till date are as under:

Year of sanction District Block/ Taluka
2010-11 Baksa Barama
2015-16 Barpeta Bajali
2016-17 Kokrajhar Chapar
2016-17 KarbiAnalong Diphu

(c)A total of 284 EMRSs have been sanctioned till date. The State-wise details are as under:

Sl. No. Name of the State Total EMRS Sanctioned
1 Andhra Pradesh 14
2 Arunachal Pradesh 7
3 Assam 4
4 Bihar 2
5 Chhattisgarh 25
6 Gujarat 27
7 Himachal Pradesh 1
8 Jammu & Kashmir 8
9 Jharkhand 23
10 Karnataka 12
11 Kerala 4
12 Madhya Pradesh 32
13 Maharashtra 18
14 Manipur 6
15 Meghalaya 2
16 Mizoram 6
17 Nagaland 5
18 Odisha 27
19 Rajasthan 18
20 Sikkim 4
21 Tamil Nadu 7
22 Telangana 11
23 Tripura 7
24 Uttar Pradesh 4
25 Uttarakhand 2
26 West Bengal 8
Grand Total 284

As per extant guidelines, the capital cost for setting up the school complex, including hostels and staff quarters etc. has been earmarked as Rs. 12.00 Crore with a provision to go up to Rs.16.00 Crore in hill areas, deserts and islands. The Ministry also provides Rs. 61,500/- per student per year towards recurring cost for these EMRSs.

This information was given by Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Shri Jaswantsinh Bhabhor in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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