4 Apr 2023

Madhya Pradesh: 730 PM Shri Schools Will Be Set Up In State, New Medical College In Budhni

BHOPAL: A meeting of the Madhya Pradesh Council of Ministers was held at Mantralaya under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today on Tuesday. 

The Cabinet ratified the establishment of 730 PM Shri Schools in the state. Maximum 2 schools in each development block of the state (626 in 313 development blocks) and 104 schools in urban bodies of 52 districts, in this way maximum 730 schools have been marked as PM Shri Schools. 

One of the identified schools will be run for primary education (Class I to VIII) and one school for higher secondary education. 

The cost of PM Shri School will be borne by the Center and the State in the ratio of 60:40. As many as Rs. 277 crore 40 lakh will be spent on all 730 PM Shri Schools every year, out of which the state’s share will be Rs. 110 crore 96 lakh per year. 

Quality education, equality, access to education facilities will be hallmarks of schools

It is noteworthy that PM Shri School will include quality of education, equality and access to education facilities with overall compliance with the provisions of the National Education Policy-2020. These schools will be presented as examples for other schools.

This project is of 5 years and during this period the expenditure burden of Rs 554 crore 80 lakh will fall on the state government. After 5 years of the scheme, it will be fully operated by the state government.

New medical college with affiliated hospital in Budhni

The Cabinet granted administrative approval of Rs 714 crore 91 lakh for a new medical college with 100 MBBS seat admission capacity at Budhni in Sehore district, a 500 bed affiliated hospital, 60 seat admission capacity nursing college for nursing courses and 60 seat admission capacity college for paramedical courses. 

Due to the long distance from the medical colleges located in Hoshangabad, Itarsi, Pipariya, Betul and surrounding areas to Bhopal, Jabalpur and Chhindwara, the people of the area will get medical facilities easily.

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