Six upper primary schools for SC, ST to be set up in state
NEW DELHI, November 24 (agencies): Government today decided to relax
the norms for setting up six additional upper primary residential
schools for girls belonging to predominantly SC, ST, OBC and minority
communities in Manipur.
The Union cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh, approved the proposal for relaxation of the norms for
sanctioning six additional Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas one each
in the districts of Bishnupur, Imphal (East), Imphal (West), Senapati,
Thoubal and Ukhrul in Manipur.
Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya are residential schools at the upper
primary level for girls belonging to predominantly SC, ST, OBC and
minority communities in educationally backward blocks with rural
female literacy lower than the national average.
In Manipur, KGBVs are operational in Tamenglong, Churachandpur and
The cabinet decision paves way for all the nine districts of Manipur
to have KGBVs which will provide residential educational facilities in
the difficult terrain of Manipur thereby increasing access to
education for girls in the remote areas of the State.
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