The decision to upgrade 14,500 schools across the country was approved in the cabinet meeting held today under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi. These schools will be upgraded under PM-Shri School Scheme. Kendriya Vidyalayas and Navodaya Vidyalayas will also be included in these schools. Apart from this, the cabinet has also decided to take the railway land on lease for the long term. These lands will be used under the PM Gati Shakti Framework.300 cargo terminals will be developed on these lands in the next 5 years. Union Minister Anurag Thakur said that PM Gati Shakti Yojana will be implemented in the next 90 days.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the PM-Shri scheme on Monday. Announcing this scheme, PM Modi said that these schools will be started under the National Education Policy. In several tweets, PM Modi wrote, 'Today on the occasion of Teacher's Day, I announce a new effort. Upgradation of 14,500 schools across the country will be done under the Pradhan Mantri School for Rising India (PM-SHRI). These will develop into model schools, which will be developed in the spirit of the New Education Policy.