As per the policy of Government, one Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya is to be established in each district. Accordingly, Navodaya Vidyalayas have been sanctioned for 576 districts. In addition to 10 JNVs have been sanctioned in districts having large concentrations of ST population and 10 JNVs in districts having large concentrations of SC population and 2 special JNVs in Manipur bringing total number of JNVs sanctioned to 598. Each Vidyalayas has provision for a full-fledge campus with sufficient building for classrooms, dormitories, staff-quarters, dining-hall and other infrastructural facilities viz. play-grounds, workshops, library and labs etc. The opening of new Navodaya Vidyalayas is based on the offer from the state Government to provide around 30 acres of suitable land, (relaxable on case to case basis) free of cost, along with sufficient temporary accommodation to run the school till completion of permanent Vidyalaya building.