Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda to lay foundation stone for Eklavya Model Residential School at Nashik tomorrow

IAS Prelims 2023

Mumbai, 12 May, 2022

Union Tribal Affairs Minister Shri Arjun Munda and Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar called on the Governor of Maharashtra Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari, today. Interacting with the media persons after the meeting, Shri Arjun Munda said the developmental programs undertaken by the Tribal Affairs Ministry focus on fostering health, education and employment in tribal regions.

Tribal Affairs Minister Shri Munda will be laying the foundation stone for construction of Eklavya Model Residential School (EMRS) at Shinde, Nashik, tomorrow. “EMRS is a Government of India scheme for model residential schools for Indian tribals to ensure tribal students get access to quality education in the remote tribal areas,” he said. He also informed about his Ministry’s programme Adi Adarsh Gram Yojana and its implementation in tribal districts of Maharashtra.

Shri Munda who met the Governor with MoS, Ministry of Health, Smt. Bharati Pravin Pawar informed that the Tribal Affairs Ministry in collaboration with the Health Ministry is taking all possible steps to prevent and eliminate sickle cell disease among tribal people. ‘Under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Tribal Affairs Ministry is undertaking various developmental projects in the interest of the tribal people of the country,” Shri Munda added.