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Union Budget 2021: Allocation for education pared by 6.13%, boost for KVs

The school education and literacy department has been allocated Rs 54,873 crore - the lowest in two years -- in Budget 2021

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Budget 2021 | Education ministry | Expenditure Budget

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

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Students were among the worst-hit victims amid coronavirus-induced lockdown. Photo: Shutterstock

Students were among the worst-hit victims amid coronavirus-induced lockdown, as the pandemic pushed back the progress in the system by years. While it was largely expected that the allocation to school would be higher than last year, Budget 2021-21 has slashed the allocation for the sector by 6.13 per cent to Rs 93,224.31 crore from Rs 99,311.52 crore in FY20. Of this, the department of has been allocated Rs 38,350.65 crore while the and literacy department has been given Rs 54,873 crore (the lowest in two years).

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First Published: Mon, February 01 2021. 17:29 IST