MP govt aims to set up 730 PM SHRI schools for quality education to children
An official stated on Wednesday that the Madhya Pradesh government has approved the establishment of 730 PM SHRI Schools in the state, as part of the central government's initiative to provide quality education to students from Classes 1 to 12. The state cabinet has granted permission for the setup of two schools each in 313 blocks and 104 in 52 district urban bodies.
The PM SHRI schools' cost will be shared by the central and state governments in a 60:40 ratio, with the annual expense amounting to Rs 277.40 crore. The state government will contribute Rs 110.96 crore to this cost. The scheme is set to last for five years, with the state government allocating Rs 554.80 crore during this period. Following this time frame, the schools will be fully managed by the state government.
The PM SHRI School is a centrally sponsored program aimed at creating schools that are welcoming and nurturing to every student. These schools provide a safe and stimulating learning environment, offer a wide range of learning experiences, and have good physical infrastructure and appropriate resources conducive to learning. The scheme aims to foster engaged, productive, and contributing citizens to build an equitable, inclusive, and plural society, as envisaged by the National Education Policy 2020. The website notes that more than 20 lakh students are expected to benefit directly from the program across the country. The scheme will be implemented from 2022-23 to 2026-27, as per the website.