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Invest in health, education, but with specific outcomes in mind: Eco Survey

It suggests punishing hospitals for raising false claims on treatment

Sahil Makkar  |  New Delhi 

Apart from investing far more in health and education, says the Survey, policies need much change in both. Such as designing around learning outcomes in education and punishing hospitals for raising false claims on treatment. The proportion of gross domestic product on education was 3.2 per cent in 2011-12; it remained so in 2016-17. Some schemes have helped primary enrolment of children — mid-day meals, Right to Education Act, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. Others such as providing of stationery or computers or infrastructure have not. “Such interventions created leakages in ...

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First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 03:23 IST
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