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Education in Union Budget 2021–22


Union Budget 202122 comes as a big disappointment as it fails to allocate the required amount to undo the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The budget, yet again, has failed to provide allocation of 6% of the gross domestic product (GDP) on education, as promised in the National Education Policy (NEP), 2020.

It is strange that the budget allocated for Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan for 202122 is only 31,050 crore, far less than the budget allocated for 201920, which was 36,400 crore, and also less than the actual expenditure of 201920, which was 32,376.52 crore. It is also significantly less than the budget estimate of the previous year allocated for the overall school education budget under the National Education Mission (Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan and Teacher Training and Adult Education). This is only 31,300 crore (202122) as compared to 38,860 allocated in 202021.

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Published On : 15th Feb, 2024

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