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India’s Cabinet Approves Stars Programme
Under New Education Policy To Improve
Learning Outcomes

Addressing a news conference after the Cabinet meeting, Information and Broadcasting
Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the programme was being
rolled out with the support of the World Bank. “India has started implementing the New Education Policy.

“The base is learning with understanding and learning outcome is important. There
should be an improvement in learning. “Therefore, a new programme called Strengthening Teaching Learning and Results for States (STARS) project was cleared by
Cabinet today,” he said. The minister added, “This will impact the very processes of
education in early childhood care – fundamental literacy and fundamental numeracy.
“For this, we need to train the teachers. We have to improve board examinations.

“There shall be separate assessment institution which will come in force. “The World Bank will give Rs3,700 crores to Government. The state governments will give Rs 2000 crores.”
J a v a d e k a r  s a i d  t h a t  t h e programme would cover six states – Himachal Pradesh, R a j a s t h a n , M a h a r a s h t r a , Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, and Odisha.
“A similar programme through ADB corporation will be implemented in Gujarat,
J h a r k h a n d , U t t a r a k h a n d , Assam, and Tamil Nadu.
“The total project cost is Rs 5,718 crore. It will pave a way for fundamental literacy,” he
said.

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