4 Sep :The CCEA approved establishing of 20 new Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNV) during 2008-09 in 20 districts having large concentration of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes The total estimated requirement of funds on the establishment of the opening of 20 JNVs is Rs.431.80 crore.
Out of 20 new JNVs, 10 JNVs will be set up in districts having large concentration of SCs and remaining 10 in the districts having large concentration of STs.
Navodaya Vidyalayas is a central sector scheme which commenced in 1986-87 as a follow up to the National Policy on Education, 1986 to provide good quality education to the talented rural children. The scheme started with 2 experimental schools in 1985-86 and has now grown to 554 schools covering as many districts in 34 States and UTs. JNVs are residential schools from class VI to XII. All expenses on boarding and lodging of students of JNVs as well as expenses on their uniform, stationery are borne by the Central Government.