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9k applicants for upgrade of schools under PM-SHRI eligible: Govt

Context: The centre government has received around 9000 applications for upgrade of schools from several states eligible to be consider under the PM Schools for Rising India or PM SHRI scheme.


  • It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme with a total project cost of Rs. 27360 crores for five years from 2022-23 to 2026-27.
  • Aim: To develop more than 14500 schools across India as PM SHRI Schools by strengthening select existing schools being managed by Central Government/ State/ UT Government/ local bodies.

Key Features

  • PM SHRI Schools will showcase all components of the National Education Policy 2020, act as exemplar schools and will offer mentorship to other schools in their vicinity.
  • Pedagogy: More experiential, holistic, integrated, play/toy-based, inquiry-driven, discovery-oriented, learner-centred, discussion-based, flexible and enjoyable.
  • Focus: On achieving proficiency in learning outcomes for every child in every grade.
  • Assessment: At all levels based on conceptual understanding and application of knowledge to real- life situations and competency based.
  • Equipped with modern infrastructure including labs, smart classrooms, libraries, sports equipment, art room etc. which is inclusive and accessible.

Source: The Indian Express & Ministry of Education website


Q. With reference to the PM-SHRI scheme consider the following statements:

1. All schools under this scheme would showcase the components of New Education policy of 2020.

2. Aim of the scheme is to achieve 100 per cent literacy rate across poor states.

3. Scheme would focus on all government schools and small private schools.

Which of the statements given above are incorrect?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer: (b)

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