The state department in an effort to capitalise the growing interest of NRIs in India at Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to be held in Chennai by the Ministry of External Affairs for the overseas Indian community.
The department will showcase its schools through an online database and invite NRIs to enter a public-private partnership with any individual school to support its development and activities. The government plans to launch a comprehensive web portal to execute this venture and give donors accountability as funds would not go into a common donation pool and transparency would be maintained. The assistance can be on varied forms including school infrastructure, academic resources or accessories for extra-curricular activities. They could assist students by providing specific learning modules and financial endowments, innovative classroom techniques.
Most donors will be encouraged to contribute because such investments yield tax benefits in most countries.