The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the STARS project under the New Education Policy to support states in strengthening the school education system. The development was confirmed by Union Minister Prakash Javadekar.
Javadekar said the Modi government has started implementing the NEP-2020 and as part of the process it has approved the Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States (STARS) project.
The centrally sponsored project will be implemented by the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education. It will cover Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and Odisha, he said.
The World Bank-supported project is estimated to cost Rs 5,718 crore, he said.
The project aims to support the states in developing and improving school education outcomes, the minister said.
The NEP was passed by the Union Cabinet to bring revolution in education sector. The policy will be implemented across the country phase wise.