CCEA approves revision in existing norms of KGBV scheme

January 17th, 2008 - 7:38 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi , Jan 17 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today gave its approval for revision in the criteria under which the blocks are avails the facilities under the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) scheme.

In Rural areas, the blocks where the female literacy rate is below 30 per cent, it would qualify as educationally backward blocks for the purpose of this scheme.

In Urban areas out of 338 town and cities identified by the Ministry of Minority Affairs having concentration of minority population, 94 towns/cities having female literacy rate below the national average of 53.76 per cent (as per 2001 Census), would qualify for the purpose of the scheme.

The revision would ensure access to education to the most deprived section of girls through provision of additional residential schools for girls at upper primary level in blocks having very low female literacy rate (below 30 per cent) and urban areas with female literacy below national average (53.67 per cent) as per 2001 Census. (ANI)

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