The Uttarakhand government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with private school managements in the state to address the educational needs of students from weaker sections lacking resources. The initiative aims to establish both day and residential schools over a two-year period, with an estimated cost of Rs 680 crore. These schools will be strategically located in towns across Uttarakhand, including Dehradun, HaridwarNainital, and others. The decision, announced by Director General of School Education Banshidhar Tiwari, involves private schools that are already operating in the state. These institutions, part of the initiative, currently have a limited reach, mainly catering to students from urban areas. The project is intended to broaden accessibility and provide quality education to students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.