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Cabinet approves Rs. 27,000 crore (US$ 3.38 billion) scheme for setting up over 14,000 PM-SHRI schools

  • IBEF
  • September 8, 2022

The government approved PM Schools for Rising India (PM-SHRI) scheme on September 7, 2022, with a total outlay of Rs. 27,360 crore (US$ 3.42 billion) to develop over 14,000 schools across the country, which is expected to benefit 187 lakh students.

More than 14,000 schools under the scheme, including Kendriya Vidyalayas and Navodaya Vidyalayas, as well as schools managed by state governments and local organisations, will be strengthened to become PM-SHRI Schools.

The study of environmental traditions and practices, a climate change-related hackathon, and raising awareness to embrace a sustainable lifestyle will also be studied under the scheme. 

"A School Quality Assessment Framework (SQAF) is being developed, specifying the key performance indicators to measure outcomes. Quality evaluation of these schools at regular intervals will be undertaken to ensure the desired standards”, said Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Education and Skill Development.

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