Union Budget 2021: FM Sitharaman announces 15, 000 schools under NEP

Union Budget 2021: FM Sitharaman announces 15, 000 schools under NEP
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Presenting Union Budget 2021, Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1, 2021, announced that the financial year 2021-22 will focus to improve the quality of over 15, 000 schools under the new National Education Policy (NEP).

She was presenting the first budget after the COVID-19 crisis.

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A total of 100 new Sainik Schools and other umbrella structures will be created to strengthen higher education across the country, she added.

Besides proposing to set up a central university in the Union Territory, she also said that the government will strengthen higher education in Ladakh.

“The Budget proposals for 2021-12 rest on six pillars: health & well-being, physical & financial capital & infrastructure, inclusive development for aspirational India, reinvigorating human capital, innovation & R&D, Minimum Govt & Maximum Governance,” Sitharaman said.

In Union Budget 2020-21, the government had allocated an outlay of Rs 99, 300 crore for the education sector.

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