After getting the Right to Education legislation cleared by Parliament, the UPA government has now fast-tracked its primary education programme, deciding to set up 6,000 model schools, including 2,500 through public-private partnership (PPP), before the start of the next academic session.
The HRD ministry’s presentation on Tuesday to Planning Commission seeks to establish 2,500 Jawahar Kendriya Vidyalayas on the PPP model. These will impart quality education to 25 lakh underprivileged children.
Under the scheme, the government hopes to attract private investment of Rs 10,000 crore in the 2,500 PPP schools. This will save public funds and ensure quality education to poor children.
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