Rajasthan tops in the selection of PM SHRI schools initiative. According to the sources, 402 government schools have been selected in the first phase, which is the maximum number of schools selected. Rs. 2 crore will be provided to each school for upgradation of infrastructure and resources. From Udaipur 22 schools have been selected. Likewise the maximum 28 schools have been selected from Jaipur, 24 from Jodhpur, 21 Barmer and the rest from other districts. The least number is six schools from Sirohi and five schools from Bundi.
A total of 718 schools would be included in this initiative, according to the state's education minister, BD Kalla, and Rajasthan was chosen for a significant number of the schools. Rajasthan has now completed 56% of the first phase's school selections. In the second phase, which will take place in July 2023, the remaining schools will be chosen.
The selection criteria included enrollment above the state average, pucca buildings in good condition, separate restrooms for boys and girls, access to clean water for drinking and washing hands, ID cards for all teachers, a free ramp, a focus on security, an electricity connection, a library, and the necessary equipment for sports activities.
Under PM SHRI (PM Schools for Rising India), More than 14500 across the country will be developed which will showcase all components of National Education Policy 2020 (NEP). Under this scheme, schools managed by State government/Central Government/ UT Government/ local bodies are selected.
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