Various other steps such as, promotion of kitchen, garden and sports, traditional food (minor millet) in school meals, school management to engage teachers to overcome shortage, 100% screening of children for Sickle Cell Anaemia/Trait, 100% physical enrolment of children, habit of hygiene and sanitation, use of recyclable material amongst school children, reduction in generation of garbage and engagement of trained lady health workers as Warden/Asstt. Wardens in girls' hostels have also been taken up by the Ministry.
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs is providing Pre-Matric and Post Matric Scholarships to ST students who are studying in Classes IX to XII. Besides this, other facilities like Hostels for ST Boys & Girls, Residential Schools &Upgradation of Merit for the students studying in Classes IX to XII are provided to encourage the ST students to complete their studies.
This information was given by Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Shri Mansukhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.