18 Jan :The Union Government had approved, in September 2008, opening of 20 new Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas in 20 districts which have large concentration of Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe population. Accordingly, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti had requested the State Governments for providing 30 acres of land, free of cost, for the construction of these Vidyalayas.
The State Governments of Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Meghalaya and Assam have already submitted a suitable proposal to the Samiti, for opening of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas in their respective States. After examination of these proposals, Minister of Human Resource Development Shri Arjun Singh has ordered opening of new Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas as under:
S. No., Name of State, Name of District, Name ofthelocation where permanent site of the Vidyalaya
01., Karnataka, Gulbarga, Village & Post Office Korwar
02., Madhya Pradesh, Ujjain, Village Pipaliya Mollu, P.O. Unhel
03., Gujarat, Dahod, Village & Post Office Limkheda
04., Rajasthan, Banswara, Village Mota-Tanda, P.O. Ganoda, Tehsil Gatol
05., Maharashtra, Nandurbar, Village & Post Office Shravani, Taluka Navapur
06., Jharkhand, Pakur, Village & Post Office Amarapara
07., Meghalaya, East Khasi Hills, Village & P.O. Mawsynram
08., Assam, Karbi Anglong, Village & Post Office Pharkongchihi
In all these Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, besides the Academic & Administrative Block, there is hostel accommodation for 560 students. Every Vidyalaya will have a dining hall and sports facilities. 42 quarters for teachers and staff will also be constructed. During the year 2009-10, about 40 students will be admitted in each of these Vidyalayas. An approximate amount of Rs.13.50 Crore will be spent on the construction of the Vidyalaya i.e. total Rs.270 Crores on the construction of 20 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas.
As per directions of the Minister of Human Resource Development, the Officers of the Ministry of Human Resource Development & Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti are in constant touch with the respective State Government for opening of the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalays in the remaining 12 districts and it is expected that the new Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas will be opened in all these 20 districts during this financial year and the classes will start from the next academic year i.e. 2009-10.