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Odisha joins PM SHRI school initiative, signs MoU with ministry of education


NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Education made an announcement stating that Odisha has agreed to enter into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Central Government to implement the PM SHRI school scheme.
With the inclusion of Odisha, West Bengal, Kerala, and Delhi are the only states yet to finalize a memorandum of understanding with the Union Ministry of Education for the establishment of such schools.
“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. This partnership between the Odisha government and the Ministry of Education signifies stronger Center-state relations, it said.
“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. It also aims to ensure these schools serve as model institutes and encapsulate the spirit of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
The Union government has selected 6,448 schools from 28 states and Union territories for an upgrade in the first round.

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