State and Central Schemes

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Let Us Know About State and Central Schemes

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The state and Central Governments have been introducing schemes which emphasise the policy focus of the governments on issues and concerns of education. Information on several schemes of the Government of India are available in this site of SSA[1]

The Government of India has approved a new scheme called Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) for setting up upto 750 residential schools with boarding facilities at elementary level for girls belonging predominantly to the SC, ST, OBC and minorities in difficult areas. For an understanding of this scheme, read this Guidelines for implementation of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV)[2]

Mahila Samakhya Programme, views empowerment of women as a critical precondition for the participation of women and girls in the education process. The principal strategy identified for ensuring women’s participation in this scheme is through mobilising and organising them into sanghas (collectives). You would obtain a clear understanding of this scheme at the site of Mahila Samakhya [3]

An Adopted School in Udupi

Mid Day Meal in schools has had a long history in India. In 1925, a Mid Day Meal Programme was introduced for disadvantaged children in Madras Municipal Corporation. By the mid 1980s three States viz. Gujarat,Kerala and Tamil Nadu and the UT of Pondicherry had universalized a cooked Mid Day Meal Programme with their own resources for children studying at the primary stage. Mid Day Meal was also being provided to children in Tribal Areas in some States like Madhya Pradesh and Orissa. By 1990-91 the number of States implementing the mid day meal programme with their own resources on a universal or a large scale had increased to twelve, namely, Goa, Gujarat, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh. In another three States, namely Karnataka, Orissa and West Bengal, the programme was being implemented with State resources in combination with international assistance. Another two States, namely Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan were implementing the programme entirely with international assistance.

  • For a proper understanding of this scheme, you may visit this site of Department of School Education and Literacy [4]

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Visit the site on School Adoption Schem [5]

  • State the Objectives and Scope of Adoption in the School Adoption Scheme

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Visit the DSERT site given here [6]. Study the following Quality Initiatives of the State of Karnataka.

  1. Which of these do you have direct experience of dealing with?
  2. Find out at least one linkage of the initiatives with DIET.
  3. Is there any scheme which is not linked to DIET? Why is it so?