Status of Infrastructure:
Over the past few years the government has developed various facilities in the Sharde hostels to ensure the comfortable stay of all girls living there. However, it seeks support to upgrade the already existing facilities and making the experience of the students even better.
About Sharde Hostels:
In the 186 educationally backward blocks of the state, girls’ hostels were opened by the government to ensure retention of girls in secondary school. Out of 186 educationally backward blocks of the state, Rajasthan has already built girls hostel in 175 blocks. These 175 hostels cater to the needs of 17,500 girls across 31 districts. These 17,500 girls belong to SC, ST, Minority and BPL families; half of them coming from KGBVs, who may drop out if such hostels are not available.
These girls do not have sufficient support and resources at home to continue their studies. Hence, it is necessary to retain girls at hostels and ensure they complete their secondary education.