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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|
Four (04) EMRSs sanctioned to the State of Assam till date are as under:
|Year of sanction||District||Block/ Taluka|
(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|
|8||Jammu & Kashmir||8|
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.