Tribune News Service
New Delhi, October 14
The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi has approved the implementation of the Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States (STARS) project at a cost of Rs 5,718 crore with financial support of World Bank amounting to $500 million (Rs 3,700 crore).
The project covers six states — Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and Odisha — which will be supported for various interventions for improving the quality of education.
Besides, it is also envisaged to implement a similar ADB-funded project in five states — Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Assam. All states will partner with one other state to share their experiences.
The STARS project seeks to support the states in developing, implementing and improving interventions with direct linkages to improved education outcomes and school to work transition strategies for improved labour market outcomes. The overall focus and components of the project are aligned with the objectives of National Education Policy (NEP), 2020, of quality based learning outcomes.