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Allocation for education may be doubled in Delhi Budget

In the run up to Assembly polls, the Aam Aadmi Party had promised to construct 500 new schools and 20 colleges in the national capital. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who is also Education Minister, has also advocated improving teaching system in government schools.

June 23, 2015 / 09:25 AM IST

In order to improve education infrastructure, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government may double the fund allocation for education sector in its first Budget.


In the run up to Assembly polls, the Aam Aadmi Party had promised to construct 500 new schools and 20 colleges in the national capital. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who is also Education Minister, has also advocated improving teaching system in government schools.


According to officials, the allocation for education sector will be highest in 22 years. The AAP government has also promised to provide education loan of up to Rs 10 lakh to students.


"The AAP Government wants to improve education infrastructure and in view this, more fund allocation for education� is needed," said a government official.


The increas in proposed allocation will be in line with the AAP's political promises to upgrade education system in the national capital.

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Sources said that health sector is also likely to see around 40 percent increase in allocation in the budget which will be tabled on June 25 in the Assembly. 

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