News Desk: The Dept. of WPT & BC, Assam with the support of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India has been over the years implementing various schemes for the development of people belonging to ST communities of Assam. Through the schemes, the Dept. has been trying to address various issues related to health, education, infrastructure, income generation, etc. of the people belonging to the backward sector. EMRS To Be Constructed In Assam For The Welfare Of ST Students. The 6th Schedule Dist. of Dima Hasao governed by the Autonomous Council is one of the most focused areas for the Govt. and looks forward to providing necessary assistance for the development of the region. In this endeavor, the Govt. of India has initiated the construction of 12 nos. of Ekalavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) in Assam for an amount of Rs. 24.00 crores each. In Dima Hasao a total of 4 nos. of EMRS viz. EMRS-Haflong (to be constructed at Ardaopur), EMRS-Umrangso, EMRS-Mahur, and EMRS-Maibong have been earmarked. These schools are an important initiative of the Govt. of India, Ministry of Tribal Affairs by which it is objectified to provide a free residential world-class education to ST students. An amount of Rs. 24.00 Crores for construction of each school and Rs. 1.09 lakhs per student per year for meeting recurring expenditure will be provided by the Govt. There is a further provision of construction of Centres of excellence for sports within the EMRS. EMRS-Haflong is the first EMRS out of the 12 Nos. of EMRS for which the boarding school with a capacity of 480 students from Class VI-XII for both girls and boys. The school will be constructed within an area of 60 bighas which will constitute Staff quarter, academic building, hostel (separate for boys and girls), and playground. The school will be affiliated under CBSE with science, arts, and commerce stream. The school will further provide employment opportunities such as Principal, Teachers, Librarians, Wardens, cooks, peons, etc. Further, Shri Chandan Brahma today announced as a result of the perseverance of WPT & BC Deptt., the Govt. of India has visioned setting up of Tribal Medical College at Dima Hasao along with Chirang Distt. for which the Govt. of India has initially sanctioned an amount of Rs. 100.00 crores for the conceptualization of the project. This is a very important grant by Govt. of India for the people of Dima Hasao and Chirang as this will immensely develop the Health sector of the Districts.