20 more JNVs authorized in districts attaining SC/ST population
The government has found a way to assemble the over-growing SC and ST population by establishing 20 additional Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas soon for the welfare of the society and curing the primary illiteracy from the foundational level.
Smriti Irani, HRD Minister, was quoted saying, "government has sanctioned 20 additional Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) in the districts having large concentration of SC/ST population and two more JNVs in Manipur as a special case."
With a total of 628 districts in the country as on April 15, 2012, JNVs have been acknowledged for launching in 576 districts situated in 35 states and UTs, except Tamil Nadu. With 52 districts remaining, 6 districts have no urban or rural population.
Irani stated that the initiation of new Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) and JNVs was an ongoing process and was totally dependent on the funds and land proposed by the selective state governments.
"The remaining KVs have not been made functional so far, primarily due to non-transfer of requisite extent of land by the sponsoring authorities," she said