Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ appreciates Union Budget 2020-21
Union Budget 2020-21 allocates Rs.99300 crore for Education sector
Budget allocation for the HRD Ministry increased Rs. 4457.88 crore in 2020-21 in comparison of 2019-20
New Delhi: Union Human Resource Development Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ appreciated the Union Budget 2020-21 and expressed his gratitude to Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman for giving priority to education sector and allocating Rs.99,300 crore for Education. The total Budget allocation for the HRD Ministry increased Rs. 4457.88 crore in 2020-21 in comparison of 2019-20.
Shri Pokhriyal appreciated the announcement of introduction of degree level online education programme, through this initiative Gross Enrolment Ratio will be increased and education will be accessible to all sections of the society. Shri Nishank applauded that the budget allocation for Samagra Shiksha has also been increased by 6.69 percent in comparison to previous year’s budget.
Union HRD Minister gave the reference of Economic Survey 2019-20 and said that the expenditure in education sector as percentage of GDP increased from 2.8% in 2014-15 to 3.1% in 2019-20 which shows that education is the priority of our government.