Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the country’s budget in Parliament on February 1. In this budget, several provisions were made for the education sector. From the emphasis on digital education to the establishment of a digital university, many big announcements have been made by the government for the year 2022-23. Notably, the education sector has a record share in this year’s budget. In the budget of the year 2022-23, the government has allocated INR 104277 crore for education.
Besides, this big monetary outlay, many important announcements were made to make India future-ready and tap the true potential of its youth. Let’s have a look at the offerings made in this budget.
- To boost the online studies, the ‘One Class one TV channel’ program under ‘PM e-VIDYA‘ has been expanded from the existing 12 TV channels to 200 TV channels.
- Virtual laboratory and Kaushal e-lab will be set up to promote critical skills and an effective learning environment.
- High-quality e-content will be developed for the digital medium of education.
- Quality teaching material will be made available in all Indian languages through TV, Internet, Radio and other digital mediums, so that teachers can get e-content.
- A ‘Digital University’ will be established for world-class education for individual studies.
- A ‘Digital Ecosystem for Skilling and Livelihood’ or DESH-Stack e-Portal will be launched to enhance the skills of citizens through online training.
- Start-ups will be encouraged to facilitate ‘Drone Shakti’ and ‘Drone-as-a-Service’ (DrAAS).
- The syllabus will be retailored for agricultural universities in consonance with zeros-budget natural farming and organic farming.
- A major chunk of the defence indigenisation budget will be allocated for research.
- 5 Centres of Excellence, with an endowment of Rs. 250 crores each will be developed for Urban Planning courses.
- Two lakh Anganwadis will be upgraded.