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No child deprived of online education, says Javadekar

On the outlay for digital education in the budget, he said it was an evolving budget, “therefore no fixed amount was given”.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
Updated: February 9, 2021 2:42:23 am
online education, mohalla schools, javadekar, education news, online education status indiaOn the outlay for digital education in the Budget, he said it was an evolving budget, "therefore no fixed amount was given." But over Rs 600 crore have been incurred as expenditure on digital education from the government's side, he said. (Express Photo/ Representational)

The government Monday said that no child was deprived of online education during the pandemic as all measures were taken to see to it that children get education uninterrupted.“In India, no one was deprived of education and online education,” Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said in Lok Sabha.

Replying to queries during the Question Hour, he said that in providing online education, India has surpassed many countries. “Right from age five to university education, practically everything became online,” he said.Underprivileged children were provided access to mohalla schools, he said, adding now there were 34 educational channels — 22 for higher education and 12 for school education.

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When asked whether the government is going to restart schools anytime soon, the minister said many states have taken initiative and reopened schools. “Practically there is no gap now,” he said, adding that people who did not have access to TV were provided access to mohalla schools.

On the outlay for digital education in the budget, he said it was an evolving budget, “therefore no fixed amount was given”.

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