Rs. 7.24 crore sanctioned for ST students’ Hostels in M.P.

for Ministry of Tribal Affairs | Date - 14-03-2006

Lok Sabha

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has received proposals for release of grants-in-aid for construction of Boys and Girls Hostels from various State Govts. These proposals are for different amounts. In so far as the proposal of Rs. 7.24 crore is concerned, it apparently relates to Govt. of Madhya Pradesh. This amount has already been sanctioned to the State Governments.

The Ministry has sanctioned an amount of Rs. 19.63 lakhs to the State Govt. of Madhya Pradesh for providing pre-examination coaching to scheduled tribes students for professional courses (Medical and Engineering) examination during 2004-05. Out of this an amount of Rs. 13.23 lakh was released during 2004-05 and the balance amount of Rs. 6.40 lakh has already been released during the current financial year.

Under the scheme of upgradation of merit a total number of 1480 awards for students in classes 9 to 12 have been distributed among all the concerned states in the ratio of tribal population of the respective states. On the basis of this distribution, a total of 172 awards have been allocated to the state Government of Madhya Pradesh.

Under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan the States of Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka and Assam have implemented some programmes for helping tribal students in bridging the gap between the home and school language at the primary level. These initiatives are in the nature of primers for classes I to III, glossaries and bridge language inventories, workshops, alphabets and word cards and teacher training programmes.

This information was given by the Minister of Tribal Affairs, Shri P.R. Kyndiah in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

(Release ID :16566)

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