Ranchi: The centre has decided to set up 70 new Eklavya Model Residential Schools in tribal dominated districts of Jharkhand said
Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Yashwant Singh.
Addressing a programme organised by the Integrated Tribal Development Authority at Aryabhaat Auditorium here he said that the Central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved many schemes for the welfare of the tribals. He said that it is due to the efforts of the government that massive changes have been brought in the overall life style of the tribal community in the nation.
Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu said that in the last four years she has seen the works of the welfare department which has helped brought people from the lower level into the front row. She said that the welfare department was not only important for scholarships but was also related to homes and road constructions also. She called upon the tribals to make more efforts to become a part of the main stream.
Welfare Minister Louis Marandi said that her department runs 143 schools in the state where students are provided Rs 32000 so that their diet and other needs can be addressed. She said that earlier since there was lack of teachers in these, therefore, their result could not be better but by hiring temporary teachers the problems have been solved to a certain extent and assured that soon permanent teachers would be appointed. During the function 46 schemes worth a total of Rs 20.9 crore were inaugurated and the foundation laid which included construction of boundary walls at Sarna Masna and burial grounds and providing homes beneficiaries of Shaheed Aadarsh Gram Yojana.