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Babu Jagjivan Ram Chhatrawas Yojna

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Background:
This scheme for the construction of hostels is one of the means to enable and encourage students belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC) to attain quality education. Such hostels are immensely beneficial to the students hailing from rural and remote areas of the country. While the scheme of construction of hostels for SC girls is in operation from the Third Five Year Plan (1961-66), the same for boys was started with effect from the year 1989-90.

Objectives of The Scheme:
The primary objective of the revised scheme is to attract implementing agencies for undertaking the construction of hostels, especially for SC girls, towards the broader vision of containment and reduction of their dropout rate. The other objectives are:
(i) having a girls/boys hostel with a capacity of 100 seats, in every block headquarters of low literacy districts not having one as of now, by way of priority.
(ii) repairing and proper maintenance of hostels, and
(iii) having an effective mechanism for monitoring, review, etc.

Implementing Agencies:
The scheme is implemented through the State Governments, Union Territory Administrations, and Central & State Universities/ Institutions.
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