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Establishment of schools under the Pradhan Mantri School for Rising India (PM SHRI) Scheme.

On 7th September 2022, the Cabinet approved a new Centrally Sponsored Scheme named Pradhan Mantri Schools for Rising India (PM SHRI). Over time, these schools will showcase the implementation of the National Education Policy 2020 and emerge as exemplary schools. They will also offer leadership to other schools in the neighborhood.

They will provide leadership in their respective regions by providing high-quality education in an equitable, inclusive and joyful school environment that takes care of the diverse background, multilingual needs, and different academic assign of children and makes them active participants in their own learning process as per the vision of NEP 2020.

More than 14500 PM SHRI Schools will be set up by strengthening the existing schools from amongst schools managed by the Central Government/State/UT Government/local bodies. There would not be any predefined state/UT-wise break-up of schools as the schools would be selected through the challenge method.

The maximum number of schools that can be selected per block/ULB is two, with an upper limit of the total number of schools across India.

The scheme will last from 2022-23 to 2026-27, after which it will be the responsibility of the States/UTs to maintain the benchmarks achieved by the schools. The total cost of the project, including the central share, will be Rs 27360 crore spread over a period of 5 years.

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The concurrent list in the Constitution of India includes education, meaning that the admission criterion for schools is determined by the State/UT Government.

The Minister of State for Education, Smt. gave the information. Annapurna Devi replied in writing in the Lok Sabha today.

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