Over 14,000 schoolchildren have been displaced due to the ethnic violence in Manipur, the Ministry of Education said on August 2.
Over 93% of these children have been admitted to the nearest school, Union Minister of State for Education Annapurna Devi said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.
"A total of 14,763 school-going children have been displaced due to the current Manipur situation. A nodal officer has been appointed for each relief camp to facilitate the admission process of the displaced students," she said.
As many as "93.5% of the displaced students have been admitted to a nearest feasible school, free of cost", the Minister said.
More than 160 people have been killed and hundreds injured since ethnic clashes broke out in Manipur on May 3, after a 'Tribal Solidarity March' was organised in the hill districts to protest against the Meitei community's demand for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status.