Central aid for residential schools in Telangana
Under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), provision has been made for residential schools/hostels for children living in sparsely populated areas, children living in areas where schools cannot be opened due to unavailability of land and children in need of care and protection.
A total of 942 residential facilities with a capacity of 1.01 lakh children have been sanctioned to the States under SSA as per proposals received from the states from time to time. This includes 309 residential Schools for 54,750 children and 633 Hostels for 47,055 children.
The state of Telangana has been provided with 46 residential facilities with a capacity of 4600 children including 31 residential schools with a capacity of 3100 children and 15 Hostels with a capacity of 1500 children. Out of these, 29 residential schools have been sanctioned to Telangana under SSA in 2017-18.