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Centre to set up 92 Eklavya Model Residential Schools in Odisha

ONI Bureau:  The Union Government has approved the proposal to set up 462 new Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRSs) across the country.

As per the approval, as many as 92 Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRSs) will set up in Odisha for providing quality education to Scheduled Tribes (ST) children, the Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram informed on Tuesday.

The model school will set up in blocks with more than 50% ST population and at least 20,000 tribal persons.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved a financial cost of Rs. 2242.03 crore during 2018-19 and 2019-20 for rolling out the scheme.