Context: The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has launched this scheme.


  • To increase the literacy level among the Tribal population
  •  Imparting quality education to children of Scheduled Tribes.

Key points

 Eklavya Model Residential School will be set up in every block with more than 50% Scheduled Tribes (ST) population and at least 20,000 tribal persons by 2022.

 Features of Eklavya Schools

  • These school will be at par with Navodaya Vidyalayas
  •  Special facilities for preserving local art and culture
  •  Providing training in sports and skill development.
  • Autonomous society, under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs similar to Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti  will run these schools.