New Delhi, Sep 4 : The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today gave its approval for establishing of 20 new Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNV) during 2008-09 in 20 districts having large concentration of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
The total estimated requirement of funds on the establishment of the opening of 20 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas's is Rs.431.80 crore.
Out of 20 new Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas's, ten will be set up in districts having large concentration of SCs and remaining ten in the districts having large concentration of STs.
Navodaya Vidyalayas is a central sector scheme which commenced in 1986-87 as a follow up to the National Policy on Education, 1986 to provide good quality education to the talented rural children.
The scheme started with two experimental schools in 1985-86 and has now grown to 554 schools covering as many districts in 34 States and UTs.