Establishing Quality Residential Schools for the Promotion of Education
Ekalavya Model Residential School (EMRS) is a Government of India scheme for model residential school for Indian tribals (Scheduled Tribes, ST) across India. It was established by the Tribal Ministry, Government of India.
The government gives one time Rs 30 lakh grant for establishing the school, thereafter up to Rs. 30 lakh per school annually. Additional cost is borne by state governments. By 2007, 72 Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) were established in tribal areas across India, including highest 10 in Orissa, followed by 8 each in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat,West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh states .
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