Funds have been provided by Ministry of Tribal Affairs for construction of 1205 Ashram Schools across the country for creation of about 1,15,500 seats. Besides, 3272 Ashram Schools have also been opened for ST boys and girls by various State Governments.
During 2017-18, an amount of Rs.10.00 crore has been allocated under the scheme of Ashram Schools in Tribal Sub-Plan Area. Funds have also been provided to States for amenities in Ashram Schools through Special Central Assistance to Tribal Sub Scheme (SCA to TSS) and grants under article 275(1) of the Constitution based upon proposals from States.
This information was given by Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Shri Jaswantsinh Bhabhor in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.