Odisha To Implement PM SHRI School Scheme

New Delhi: The Odisha government has agreed to sign a MoU with the Centre to implement the PM SHRI school scheme in the state, informed the Ministry of Education on Wednesday.

This agreement will be signed before the beginning of the 2024-25 academic session, the Education Ministry said.

West Bengal, Kerala and Delhi are the only states that have not signed an MoU with the Union Ministry of Education to implement PM SHRI school scheme.

“The Odisha government has taken a far-reaching decision to sign an MoU with the Ministry of Education, Government of India, to implement the PM SHRI Scheme. PM SHRI are NEP 2020 exemplar schools,” the Ministry of Education wrote on X.

The MoU will be signed by the state before the beginning of the 2024-25 academic year.

“We enthusiastically support this initiative as it reflects our collective dedication to strengthening school education and ensures the comprehensive development of students in Odisha,” the Ministry of Education added.

The PM Schools for Rising India (PM SHRI) scheme targets to upgrade 14,500 schools and is expected to benefit 1.8 million students. These schools will be promoted as model institutes and encapsulate the spirit of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.

In the first phase, the Central government has selected 6,448 schools from 28 states and Union territories for upgradation through the scheme.

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