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Feb 29, 2016 10:39 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Budget 2016: To improve quality of education under Sarva Shiksha, says FM

The Union Budget for 2016-17 saw a marginal rise in allocation for spending on education and provisions were made for skill development by Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley as the government plans in increase focus on quality of education under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.


Sidhartha Shukla
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Access to basic education and proper nutrition remains the backbone for any developing nation. Making sure that every child acquires a minimum of high-school education is a must and should be treated as a basic right under strict supervision.


The Union Budget for 2016-17 saw a marginal rise in allocation for spending on education and provisions were made for skill development by Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley as the government plans in increase focus on quality of education under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.

"After universalisation of primary education throughout the country, we want to take the next big step forward by focusing on the quality of education," Jaitley said in his Budget speech.


Below is a chart that presents the expenditure on human resource development (HRD) over the last five years and the Budget estimates for fiscal year 2016-17.

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