Jaipur: Ashok Gehlot, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan presented the state budget for the year 2021-2022 in the Vidhansabha today. The budget has several initiatives related to education of children in the state. RajasthanBeats, an advocacy group working for the welfare of Rajasthan, appreciated the space given to the young population in the state budget through these initiatives.
“Upgradation of 100 state schools, establishing 50 new government schools and setting up of 1,200 Mahatma Gandhi schools are landmark initiatives.”, said the officials of RajasthanBeats in a press release.
It added “Notably for the areas with more than 5,000 population in the state, 200 English medium schools were announced today. Faculty of Agriculture is also to be set up at 600 government schools across Rajasthan. We congratulate the different stakeholders including the Chief Minster and all the officials involved in the decision making.”
However, the group said that the absence of focus towards the restoration and preservation of heritage in the state budget was disappointing.