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25% of Annual Budget to be Spent on Educational Sector
Now, 25 % of the annual budget of the Delhi University will be spent on the educational sector to improve quality of education by focusing on training programmes and physical infrastructure.
"We will spend 25 % of our annual budget (2016-17) on education. Perhaps in the country, this is the highest %age of the total budget to be spent on education sector," Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said.
Sisodia is to present the 2016-17 Budget in the Delhi Assembly in March according to which the AAP government had allocated Rs 9,836 crore for the education sector out of which Rs 4,570 crore was given under the plan outlay, an increase of around 106 %.
"In other states, only 10 % to 12 % is spent on this sector," Sisodia said, adding the Centre too was lagging behind in this regard.
The Deputy Chief Minister said that in the upcoming budget, government will focus on training programmes, infrastructure and international collaborations to improve the quality of education being imparted in its schools.
"A significant share of the budget is being given to boost education sector now. In view of this, our educational schemes will focus on quality education, training, infrastructure and international collaboration," Sisodia said.
Sisodia said that government has also planned to develop a model school village in North-East Delhi. As per the plan, about 10 schools of different streams will be built there.
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