Bhopal : Construction drive of Eklavya schools got a big boost after Prime Minister Narendra Modi here virtually laid foundation for 50 new schools on ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Divas’ as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav recently . These schools are being set up in 26 districts of 7 States and 1 UT.
Narendra Modi, while highlighting the importance of these schools, said that 740 Eklavya Model Residential Schools will be set up across India. Each block with more than 50% ST population and at least 20,000 tribal persons will have such schools.
Out of these 50 schools, 20 schools are located in Jharkhand, 15 in Odisha, 4 each in Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, 3 in Maharashtra, 2 in Madhya Pradesh and 1 each in Tripura and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
These schools are located in hilly and forest areas of the country and benefit children tribals inhabiting remotest areas of the country.