In a series of tweets the Union Minister wrote, establishing premiere residential schools to provide quality education to STs and tribal, especially in the remote and LWE areas of Odisha, the Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) have been a game changer in strengthening education in low literacy districts of the state.
In the last 3 years more than 16,700 students from the vulnerable sections in Odisha enrolled in EMRS, while more than 6.36 lakh and over 5.54 lakh ST students benefitted under the Pre-Matric and Post-Matric scholarship scheme for students belonging to Scheduled Tribes, he added.
During the last 3 years, more than 3.37 lakh beneficiaries from the scheduled Tribes section in Odisha benefitted from Modi Govt’s scheme of grant-in-aid to voluntary organisations working for the welfare of STs while several thousands benefited under other schemes for tribal.
More than Rs 1656.8 crore has been released by PM Narendra Modi’s govt. in the last three years for empowering the STs, tribal and other vulnerable communities in Odisha.
We are committed to provide equal opportunities to the poor and the disadvantaged aid their all-round development and enable them to become an important pillar of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’.