PM launches Gujarat government’s Mission Schools of Excellence at Trimandir, Adalaj, Gujarat

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 Schools of Excellence at Trimandir

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi launched Mission Schools of Excellence at Trimandir, Adalaj, Gujarat on 19 October 2022.The Mission will help strengthen education infrastructure in Gujarat by setting up new classrooms, smart classrooms, computer labs and overall upgradation of the infrastructure of schools in the State.  During the event at Trimandir, the Prime Minister also launched projects worth around Rs 4260 crores. 

Mission Schools of Excellence 

 It is a five year Gujarat government project that aims to improve the quality of education in the state.  It is a World Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) funded project. 

Budget of the project 

The total budget for the mission is Rs 10,000 crore. World Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will provide a loan of Rs 7,500 crore for the Gujarat government's Mission School of Excellence project.

Aim of the Project 

  • It will cover all 35,133 government and 5,847 grant-in-aid schools in the state. 
  • The funds will be spent on building 50,000 new classrooms, creating 1.5 lakh smart classrooms, 20,000 new computer labs and 5,000 Atal  tinkering labs in 41,000-odd government and grant-in-aid schools across the state.
  •  It is estimated that nearly one crore school students will benefit directly from this ambitious project in the next five years.

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) 

  • It is a multilateral development bank which was set up in 2016. 
  • Its area of operation is in Asia and it provides loans to build Infrastructure of tomorrow -green infrastructure with sustainability, innovation and connectivity at its core.
  • However its members are from around the world. At present it has 104 member countries.
  • China is the majority shareholder of the bank and India is the second largest shareholder of the bank 
  • The United States and Japan are not the members of the bank 
  • AIIB has given maximum loans to India 

Current President of the Bank: Jin Liqun of China.

Headquarters: Beijing, China 

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