Status: The government is setting up Eklavya Model Residential School (EMRS) in each block with over 50% tribal population and at least 20,000 tribal people. As per the census-2011, there are 564 such blocks, out of which 102 blocks had the EMRS by December 2018 while the remaining 462 blocks were to be covered by 2022. The government later increased this target to set up 740 EMRS by 2026; of which 402 were functional by January 2024. The policy guidelines mention that the EMRS have special facilities for preserving the local culture. i ii iii iv