The government will allocate Rs 1 lakh crore to update the education infrastructure across the country, over the next four years, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in the Union Budget 2018 speech today.
The government is committed to educating India’s children, Jaitley said, adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always emphasised that the country’s future depends on its children. The government will also work on training teachers and increasing the number of schools for tribal children, he added.
- To initiate integrated B.Ed programme for teachers.
- Digital intensity in education to be increased.
- Amended RTE Act to train 13 lakh teachers.
- To set up Ekalavya Schools for scheduled tribes.
Union Budget 2018-19 will concentrate on issues such as health, agriculture support, education, infrastructure and bettering the lives of senior citizens, the finance minister said in the beginning of his speech.
This will add to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Beti Padhao, Beti Bachao’ scheme, which concentrates on educating the girl child.
The article is originally published in Bloomberg Quint.
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