The Ministry of Tribal Affairs provides financial assistance for upgradation/ modernisation of already sanctioned Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRSs) on need basis with unit cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 5 crores per school. The components for upgradation include construction of new/ expansion of existing academic blocks, renovation of classrooms, additional classrooms etc., provision of requisite furniture (school, hostel, dining hall), well-equipped labs (computer, science etc.), renovation of existing hostels, construction of additional hostel rooms, better sanitation facilities (new toilets, bathrooms, etc.), improvement in common facilities like library, reading rooms, playground etc.
This information was given by Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Smt. Renuka Singh Saruta in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.