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‘Education share up four-fold in last 8 yrs’

Delhi government’s budget for the education sector focussed on infrastructure development for both primary and higher education.

Delhi government’s budget for the education sector focussed on infrastructure development for both primary and higher education.

As many as 100 sites have been identified for new schools,and the budget also allocated funds for upgradation of colleges.

CM Sheila Dikshit on Monday highlighted the four-fold increase in budget allocation for the education sector,from 2004-05 to 2011-12. This year,at Rs 1,901 crore,the education sector got 12.67 per cent of the total outlay — up from its share of 9.44 per cent in the last fiscal.

A cash subsidy was proposed to help government and government-aided school students buy stationery. This will be Rs 300 per annum for each primary school student and Rs 400 per annum for each middle school student. The scheme would benefit about 8 lakh students and cost the exchequer Rs 30 crore.

The Delhi government announced an increase in the reward amount given to meritorious students,from Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000. Under the ‘Yuva Nirman Scheme’,the government proposed a tuition fee reimbursement for EWS students with a family income of up to Rs 2 lakh,as opposed to the earlier cap of Rs 1 lakh.

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Delhi government-funded colleges are to be upgraded with construction of new buildings in their campus proposed for this fiscal.