Education gets 24 per cent in Delhi budget

New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The Delhi government has allocated Rs 11,300 crore, almost a quarter of its Rs 48,000 crore budget, to the education sector, Finance Minister Manish Sisodia said here on Wednesday.

“Education is the most important segment of this government. In this budget we are now focusing on improving the quality of education in government schools,” Sisodia said while delivering the budget speech in the Delhi Assembly.

“The allocation for education is 11,300 crore which is 24 per cent of the total budget.”

“We were the first government to allocate maximum share to the education (sector) and this is the consecutive third year that we have been doing that,” he said.

The Delhi government in the last financial year allocated Rs 10,690 crore for the education sector.

Out of its Rs 48,000 crore budget for the next financial year, the Delhi government has earmarked Rs 5,736 crore for health, Rs 5,506 crore for Transport and Rs 3,467 for Social Security and Welfare.

–IANS

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