Union budget: FM allocates Rs 99.3 billion rupees for the education sector in fiscal year 21, to bring new policy soon

NEW DELHI: The Center will soon announce a new educational policy and the government He has received more than 2 lakh suggestions on the matter, the finance minister said Saturday.

In presenting the budget for 2020-21, Sitharaman said that 99.3 billion rupees have been allocated for the education sector and 3 billion rupees for the development of skills for the next fiscal year.

Measures will be taken to attract and FDI in the education sector, said the finance minister.

Sitharaman also said that the IND-SAT exam will be conducted in African and Asian countries, to evaluate foreign candidates who wish to study in India.

Live plus She further said the government plans to start a programme for urban local bodies to provide opportunities for internship to young engineers.

He also said and is being proposed, while planning to allow a complete online degree education program by institutions ranked in the top 100.

The government has also proposed to attach medical colleges with district hospitals on PPP model to deal with shortage of doctors, she added.

Special bridge courses for teachers will be designed, nurses , for medical staff, caregivers, he said.

Assignment for Swachh Bharat for 2020-21 stands at Rs 12,300 crore, and the government is proposing Rs 3.6 lakh crore towards piped water supply to households.