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CABINET APPROVES EKLAVYA MODEL RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL

CABINET APPROVES EKLAVYA MODEL RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL

Context:

Recently, Cabinet has approved the transfer of 15 acres of government land in favour of the Tribal Welfare Department for the construction of Eklavya Model Residential School, in Visakhapatnam district.

About the Approval:

  • Eklavya Model Residential School will be built at the Majjivalasa village of Araku Valley Mandal in the Visakhapatnam district.

Other Approvals:

  • Cabinet has decided to allot 53.45 acres of land to Yogi Vemana University at Masapeta village of Rayachoti Mandal. The land will be given for its Post-Graduate Centre.
  • 59 acres of land is allocated to L.V. Prasad Eye Institute at Putlampalli village of Kadapa Mandal.
  • Cabinet also approved the proposal of setting up a new Law and Order Police Station in Kasinayana Mandal of Kadapa district as well as an agriculture polytechnic college at Thogaram village of Amadalavalasa Mandal.

Eklavya Model Residential School (EMRS):

  • It is a government scheme for the construction of a model residential school for Indian tribals that are Scheduled Tribes across India.
  • This scheme was initiated by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
  • It was started in the year 1997-98.
  • The scheme aims to ensure that tribal students get access to quality education in their remote tribal areas.

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