Budget 2021 Education: In the year 2020, due to the corona virus epidemic, there was a huge impact on the education sector. However, by the beginning of the year 2021, educational institutions were opened in some states of the country. Today the general budget is going to be presented. In such a situation, people are raising a lot of expectations from this budget.
In the year 2020, due to the Corona epidemic, there was a worldwide economic slowdown. At the same time, the education sector was completely stalled. In the beginning of 2021, after about 10 months, schools have been opened in many states of India. However, the effect of Corona virus epidemic is still being seen on this sector.
All educational institutions in the country were closed during the lockdown. In such a situation, the people of this sector have faced a lot of problems. The sector has high expectations from the general budget of 2021.
Last year, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced Rs 99,300 crore for the education sector. Also said that by 2021, 150 educational institutions will be opened. The Finance Minister had also said to open National Police University and National Forensic University. However, the target could not be met due to the corona virus epidemic.
A look at the education budget for FY 2019-20
Talking about the financial year 2019-20, it was said to spend 94,853.24 crore during the presentation of the budget. During this period, Rs 38,317.01 was allocated for higher education, while Rs 56,536.63 was allocated for school education. There was an increase of 13 percent in the education sector in the financial year 2019-20. Explain that the education budget was 0.55 percent of the total GDP in the year 2014-15, but after that it slipped downwards in the next few years.
Students suffered a lot during lockdown
The students faced a lot of problems due to the closure of the educational institution during the lockdown. Online education was promoted by the government. However, due to lack of internet facility and mobile phone in many states, students could not study.
According to an Oxfam India survey, more than 80 percent of parents with students studying in government schools in Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh reported that internet connectivity and lack of mobile phone facilities during lockdown It was inconvenient to study.
Need for change in higher education too
Higher education also needs change at this time. People associated with this sector said, “All the facilities in this sector also need to be made hi-tech, for this Sarkar will have to make a big investment. At the same time, more attention should also be paid to research. Will have to be done and add on infrastructure. There is also a need to raise the level of studies further.
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