• OVERVIEW | To facilitate students who are studying in secondary and higher secondary, the government is operating hostels for Schedule Tribe students
  • OBJECTIVE | To provide boarding and lodging facilities to students
  • INCEPTION | 1955-56
  • PARTNER | None
  • GEOGRAPHICAL FOOTPRINTS | All districts
  • INTENDED BENEFICIARIES | Students who are studying in class 8-12
  • ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA | Schedule Tribe boys whose parent’s annual income is up to Rs. 1 lakh. No income criteria for Schedule Tribe girls. Also, the students scoring 50% or higher marks shall get admission on basis of merit.
  • BENEFITS UNDER THE SCHEME | Free lodging and boarding facilities.
  • KEY ACHIEVEMENTS | 146 government hostels have been built and are running effectively, and are providing lodging and boarding facilities to about 10,000 students.
Figure 1: No. of Beneficiaries
No. of Beneficiaries
Figure 2: Number of hostels
Number of hostels
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