1205 Ashram Schools In Tribal Sub-Plan Areas Sanctioned

Bharat Mahan

Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) was running a separate scheme “Establishment of Ashram Schools in Tribal Sub-Plan Areas” under which funds were provided to State Governments for construction of Ashram schools as per following norms:

Funding Pattern

Central Share

State Share

(i) 100% for Girls Ashram Schools

--

(ii) 100% for Boys Ashram Schools in LWE areas

--

(iii) 100% for UTs

--

(iv) 50% for Boys Ashram Schools in States.

50%

 The intervention is subsumed in the scheme of ‘Special Central Assistance to Tribal Sub-Scheme (SCA to TSS)’. Therefore, no separate allocation was made under “Establishment of Ashram Schools in Tribal Sub-Plan Areas” scheme during the current and previous financial year.

Ministry of Tribal Affairs provides construction cost, State Government is responsible for running and overall maintenance of these Ashram schools including selection of medium of instruction.

Statement showing State-wise list of Ashram Schools sanctioned by M/o Tribal Affairs and their functional status is given below :

                 ASHRAM SCHOOLS AND FUNCTIONAL STATUS THEREOF

State/UT

 

Number of Ashram Schools

Ashram Schools Sanctioned

Functional Ashram Schools

Andhra Pradesh

including Telangana

188

188

Assam

3

1

Chhattisgarh

134

128

Goa

1

1

Gujarat

164

164

Jharkhand

24

3

Karnataka

28

23

Kerala

14

14

Madhya Pradesh

404

303

Maharashtra

95

90

Odisha

97

63

Rajasthan

9

0

Sikkim

1

1

Tripura

24

24

Uttar Pradesh

7

5

Uttarakhand

12

10

Total

1205

1018

This information was given by Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Smt. Renuka Singh Saruta in a written reply in Lok Sabha on Monday.

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