As per the Finance Minister, the Ekalavya schools will be
established for scheduled caste students by 2022 along the lines of
He said that Ekalavya model residential schools will be set up in each block
having more than 50% tribal areas and 20,000 tribal people.
These schools will be part of Navodaya Vidyalayas and besides
training in sports and skill development, there will also be special
facilities for preserving local art and culture.
Provide quality, middle and high level education to Scheduled Tribe
(ST) students in remote areas.
Not only to enable them to avail of reservation in high and
professional educational courses and as jobs in government and
public and private sectors.
But also to have access to the best opportunities in education at par
with the non ST population.
In the context of the trend of establishing quality residential schools for the
promotion of education in all areas and habitations in the country, the
Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) for ST students take their place
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas.
Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas.
Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) are set up in States/UTs with
grants under Article 275(1) of the Constitution of India.
COVERAGE OF THE SCHEME:
As per existing EMRS Guidelines of 2010, at least one EMRS is to
be set up in each (ITDA) / (ITDP) having 50% ST population in the
Ministry of Tribal Affairs has recognised 163 priority districts
having 25% or more Scheduled Tribe (ST) population for
implementation of tribal development programmes including
establishment of Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRSs).
In order to further educational opportunities for more ST children,
Government seeks to extend the facility of EMRSs in all the 672
Blocks where ST population is more than 50% of the total
population in a span of next five years.
STRUCTURE OF EMRS
Sufficient land would be given by the State Government for the
school, play grounds, hostels, residential quarters, etc., free of cost.
The number of seats for boys and girls will be equal.
In these schools, education will be entirely free.
COSTS & BUDGET
Capital Cost (NON-RECURRING) :
The capital cost for the school complex, including
hostels and staff quarters will now be Rs. 12.00 crore
with a provision to go up to Rs.16.00 crore in hill areas,
deserts and islands.
• Recurring cost during the first year for schools would be @ Rs.
42000/- per child. This may be raised by 10% every second year
to compensate for inflation etc.
• For procurement of essential, non-recurring items like
furniture/equipment including for the kitchen, dining, hostel,
recreation, garden etc. @ Rs.10 lakh per school - will be allowed
once in every 5 years, allowing for inflation.
Udan is national integration & regional connectivity
scheme to promote aviation sector
Tag line : Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik
Udan – regional airport development & connectivity
Launched by PM on 27 April, 2017
First flight service under Udan scheme – Shimla to
“Our goal is that people with slippers can also make
a travel to the airplane”
“ Let the common citizen of the country fly”
Air travels affordable & wide spread
Boost national economic development, job growth
Air infrastructure development
At initial stage Udaan scheme will be applicable for
10 years & after that it will be revised after every 3
128 Udan routes have been specified – 43 cities
Cost of air travel for distance of 500 km is Rs2500
per seat (additional hr – Rs 5000/hr)
COMPANIES UNDER UDAN SCHEME
Air India Allied Service, Spice Jet, Air Deccan, Air
Odisha & Turbo Mega
Selected airlines have to provide fixed no: of seats at
Connect small towns & provide cheap travel to the
VIABILITY GAP FUNDING (VGF)
One time or deferred type of payment
Provided for projects that are economically justified
but not financially viable
For Udan scheme , VGF is estimated as Rs 205 Cr
20% of VGF is to come from states
Airlines – new routes & more
Air port operators – business
Central govt – regional air connectivity &
market expansion, tourism
State govt – development of remote
Start up airlines – new & assured
Citizens – affordable air travel
connectivity & more jobs
It was launched and implemented by Union Ministry of
Sub-scheme under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-
National Rural Livelihood mission(10-August-17).
To provide an alternative source of livelihood to the
members of Self Help Groups by facilitating them to
operate public transport in backward rural areas.
SHG member will be provided with an interest free loan
upto Rs.6.5 lakhs for purchase of vehicle.
This scheme is implemented in 250 blocks in the country
on pilot basis for a period of 3 years from 2017-2020.
It is implemented in 7 states namely Andhra Pradesh,
Telangana, Jharkand, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Tamil
Nadu, West Bengal.
All vehicles under the scheme have a definite colour
code and carry AGEY code to ensure identity and avoid
diversion to other routes
This scheme will help to provide safe, affordable rural
To connect remote villages with key services such as
access to markets, education and health.
Overall economic development of backward areas.
PM Sahaj Bijili Har Ghar Yojana- Saubhagya Yojana
To provide electricity connections to over 40 million
families in rural and urban areas by December 2018
Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyothi
Large number of households still remaining without
access to electricity
Ensuring the coverage of households
Power connection will be provided free of cost to all
Socio Economic and Caste Census(SECC) 2011
Un-electrified households will also be provided with
electricity connections under the scheme on
payment of Rs.500/-
ORNAMENTAL FISHERIES PROJECT
The Department of Animal Husbandry,
Dairying and Fisheries, the Ministry of
Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, has envisaged
a program to unlock the country’s ornamental
fisheries sector through a special drive by
launching a pilot scheme for the development of
To promote ornamental fish culture with cluster-based
To augment ornamental fisheries trade and export
To create employment opportunities for the rural &
Use of modern technology and innovation to make
ornamental fisheries a thriving activity.
The pilot project on ornamental fisheries shall be
implemented by the National Fisheries
Development Board (NFDB) through the Fisheries
Departments of States/UTs.
For the purpose of implementation of the pilot
project, a total of 8 potential States have been
identified, viz., Assam, West Bengal, Odisha,
Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu