Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidhyalay

  • » This scheme was launched by the Government of India in August, 2004 for setting up residential schools at upper primary level for girls belonging predominantly to the SC, ST, OBC and minorities in difficult areas.

  • » The scheme of the KGBV ran as a separate scheme but in harmony with the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), National Programme for Education of Girls at Elementary Level (NPEGEL) and Mahila Samakhya (MS) for the first two years, but has since 1st April, 2007 merged with the SSA programme as a separate component of that programme.


  • Objective

    The Objective of KGBV is to Provide Primary Education in educationally backward blocks of the country where the female rural literacy is below the national average and gender gap in literacy is above the national average.

  • Strategy

    In Starting Phase,KGBv Provides The Hostel and School facilties in Rented Building or in Goverment Building,or the Land provided by govt. Of Gujarat.

  • Scope and coverage of Scheme

    Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) is a scheme launched for setting up residential schools at upper primary level for girls belonging predominantly to the SC, ST, OBC and minority communities.