Under Samagra Shiksha, now KGBV hostels to be provided till Class 12 to rural girls

KGBV girls hostel
KGBV girls hostel

Under Samagra Shiksha, Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya or KGBV hostels for rural underprivileged girls which are available from class 6th-8th have now been extended to Class 12th. Expansion of 3,700 such facilities will help the girls get uninterrupted education up to class 12.

KGBV scheme was launched in 2004. KGBV is a residential girls’ secondary school run by the government for the weaker sections. It was then integrated with the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (now Samagra Shiksha) program to provide education to girls belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, minority communities and families below the poverty line.

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