This Budget is a moderate one with more focus on consolidation and strengthening of existing initiatives.
Government allocation for revitalization of educational infrastructure is highly appreciable. Even though the Govt. has increased the allocation for education sector but it’s still below expectations.
There is need to focus on quality of education. The proposal to invest Rs. 1,00,000 in revitalising infrastructure and systems in Education (RISE) by 2022, is a welcome step towards boosting and improving the quality of the education sector.
The government has also tried to address the need for improving the quality of education by integrating technology with education. Technology will be used to upgrade the skills of teachers through its digital portal DIKSHA.
This budget is geared more towards agriculture and rural sector and has addressed many relevant issues pertaining to this sector. However, in the process many sectors have been left out.
Education and health sector still require government’s attention in terms of adequate funding. This time it was expected that the govt. will cover standard education up to 12th standard under RTE act, but this has not been fulfilled. There is a need to not only focus on schooling for all but also focus on learning for all.”