"The union cabinet has approved a budget of Rs 27,360 crore to upgrade PM SHRI schools, education minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced on Wednesday."
The union cabinet has approved a budget of Rs 27,360 crore to upgrade PM SHRI schools, education minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced on Wednesday. Prime minister Narendra Modi announced the Prime Minister’s School for Rising India scheme on Teachers’ Day and cleared by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday.
The Cabinet has also approved plans to set up playschools so that there are at least two schools in every block area. Like Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan, the centre and state will follow a 60:40 budget-sharing pattern. The total central share will be Rs 18,128 crores.
“The Government of India has given a new distribution mechanism Special Nodal Accounts for specific schemes and departments. All states have agreed to this plan because all the benefits will directly reach the beneficiaries that are schools and students,” said Pradhan.
PM SHRI School
The union government has planned to upgrade PM SHRI schools into green schools, incorporating “environment-friendly aspects like solar panels and LED lights, nutrition gardens with natural farming, waste management, plastic free, water conservation” and other green initiatives. The schools will focus on “experiential and holistic” pedagogy that will be more inquiry-driven, discovery-oriented, learner-centered, discussion-based, flexible and enjoyable pedagogy. “As mandated in NEP 2020, we aim to mold students so that they can get jobs once they leave the schools,” Pradhan said. He added that the schools will also be digitally equipped, including virtual labs and ICT labs.
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