Which of the following Schemes is concerned with providing hostel facilities to students from socially backward communities?

  1. Babu Jagjivan Ram Chhatrawas Yojana
  2. National Model School scheme
  3. Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya scheme

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 3 only

  2. 3 only

  3. All of these

  4. 2 only


The correct option is A

1 and 3 only

The Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya scheme was introduced by the Government of India in August 2004, then integrated in theSarva Shiksha Abhiyan program, to provide educational facilities for girls belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, minority communities and families below the poverty line in Educationally Backward Blocks.The objective of KGBV is to ensure that quality education is feasible and accessible to the girls of disadvantaged groups of society by setting up residential schools with boarding facilities at elementary level.

Under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme, namely, Babu Jagjivan Ram Chhatrawas Yojna (BJRCY), Central assistance is provided to the implementing agencies viz. State Governments/UT Administrations/ Central and State Universities/ Non-Governmental Organisations/Deemed Universities in private sector, for construction of fresh hostels/expansion of existing

hostel facilities for Scheduled Castes students. Maintenance of the hostels would be the responsibility of the concerned implementing agencies.

The Model School Scheme was launched in November, 2008. The objective of the scheme is to set up one senior secondary school of high quality in 6000-blocks as a benchmark of excellence. 3500 of these schools are to be set up under State/UT Governments in EBBs and the remaining 2500 schools are to be established under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode in blocks which are not educationally backward. The State Sector component of the scheme is operational since the launch of the scheme.

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