Kerala govt launches model project for SC/ST students

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has launched the first phase of a model project that aims to improve and facilitate the education of students belonging to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe.

There are many from Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe, who do not have adequate facilities at home for their children to study.

To address this issue, the government provides financial assistance of Rs 2 lakhs to the members of the SC community to set up a study room adjacent to their house.

Study materials including computer will be made available when the room is completed, the Chief Minister said. "Today marks the inauguration of the completion of 12,250 study rooms across the state.

An additional 3,750 study rooms will be completed this year. In addition, 8,500 study rooms will be created by 2021.

This would be a model project for the entire country."

Under the same project, community (public) study rooms are being set up for the students from Scheduled Tribe and 250 community study rooms have already been completed using public facilities such as community halls.

One classroom can accommodate up to 30 students.

The government aims to have a total of 500 community study rooms.

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