Ritika Katyal & Ashoka Mody: Delhi's children deserve quality education

Schools in the national capital lag even the generally dismal quality of India's primary and secondary education

In the recently announced Delhi government budget, the newly elected Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) - the self-styled representative of the common man - has increased by 50 per cent the funds allocated to education, raising the proposed outlay for the coming year to Rs 980 crore. But a shortage of money has not held up educational advancement either in Delhi or in India more generally. Delhi's education budget has risen steadily. Indeed, the worry is that the increased budget will once again be hijacked by glamorous but wasteful projects, including in higher education. Successive national and ...