In 2018-19 fiscal, there would be an increase in the number of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) with over 65 JNVs forthcoming in many districts.
Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said that more provisions and announcements would be made in this upcoming Budget 2018.
The focus will be on quality education. JNVs are being set up under the central scheme since 1986 to bring out the best of the rural talent. So far, JNVs are established in more than 638 districts across the country.
Javedkar stressing on quality education said that there is either digital or education divide. There are maximum colleges in Bengaluru, Karnataka and also in Tamil Nadu, but less in states like Jharkhand and Bihar. Therefore, efforts are being made to encourage quality education in all parts of the nation and to bridge the education gap.