|Union Budget 2020-21 allocates Rs.99,300 crore for Education, Rs. 3,000 crore for Skill Development|
Union Budget 2020-21 allocates Rs.99,300 crore for Education, Rs. 3,000 crore for Skill Development
Presenting the Budget for the financial year 2020-21 in the Parliament, the Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister, Smt Nirmala Sitharaman said that a total outlay of Rs.99,300 crore has been earmarked for the education sector in 2020-21 and Rs.3000 crore for Skill Development. “By 2030, India is set to have the largest working age population in the world. Not only do they need literacy but they need both job and life skills”, the Finance Minister explained.
Smt Nirmala Sitharaman announced that about 150 Higher Educational Institutions will start apprenticeship embedded degree/diploma courses by March 2020-21. This will help to improve the employ ability of students in the general stream (vis-a-vis services or technology stream).
The government will also start a program whereby urban local bodies across the country would provide internship opportunities to fresh engineers for a period of up to one year. National Skill Development Agency will give special thrust to infrastructure-focused skill development opportunities, the Minister explained.