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FM Nirmala Sitharaman Announces Rs 99,300 Crore For Education Sector

Budget 2020 LIVE: The Budget Session Is Being Held In Two Phases From January 31 To April 3. The First Phase Of The Session Will Be From January 31 To February 11 And The Second Will Be From March 2 To April 3.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 01 Feb 2020, 12:34:22 PM
Budget 2020 LIVE

Budget 2020 LIVE: The first Union Budget of 2020 is being announced on February 1 by the Union Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman. (Photo Credit: PTI)

New Delhi:

The first Union Budget of 2020 is set to be announced on February 1 by the Union Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The Budget 2020 session is being held in two phases from January 31 to April 3. The first phase of the session will be from January 31 to February 11 and the second will be from March 2 to April 3. The union budget last year allocated Rs 94,853.64 crore for education sector in 2019-20, an increase of nearly Rs 10,000 crore of what 2018-19 budget estimates had pegged for the sector.

Last year, of the total Rs 94,853. 64 crore education budget, Rs 56, 536.63 crore was pegged for the school sector and rest Rs 38,317.01 crore was allocated to the higher education. The mid-day meal program was allocated Rs 11,000 crore or Rs 500 crore more than what 2018-19 budget estimates had pegged.

Budget 2020: Here are all the LIVE updates

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A degree level full-fledged online education programme will be offered by the country's top 100 educational institutions to students belonging to deprived sections of the society and those who do not have access to higher studies, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said.

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New Education Policy to be announced soon, says Nirmala Sitharaman.

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Nirmala Sitharaman says the government will work to promote 'Study in India'. 

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Rs 99,300 crore announced for education sector by Nirmala Sitharaman.

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Large hospitals to be encouraged for PG courses: Sitharaman

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Medical college in existing district hospitals.

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New courses in 150 universities by 2026: Sitharaman

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Degree-level online program proposed by Nirmala Sitharaman.

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National Police University, National Forensics University proposed by Nirmala Sitharaman.

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FM Nirmala Sitharaman talks about education in the first theme. 

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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman rises to present Budget 2020 in Parliament.

Union Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba arrives at the Parliament.

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Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Jitendra Singh arrive at the Parliament, to attend the Cabinet meeting at 10:15 am.

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The printed copies of the Union Budget 2020-21 have been brought to the Parliament.

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Experts say that education Budget 2020 should reduce GST rates for online education, live classes from 18 per cent to 5 per cent.

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Education Budget 2020 is expected to concentrate more on schemes like Skill India Mission where the teachers are trained aptly.

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In the higher education space, the interest subsidy and contribution to education guarantee fund was cut from Rs 2,150 crore in 2018-19 to Rs 1,900 crore in 2019-20. 

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Last year, of the total Rs 94,853. 64 crore education budget, Rs 56, 536.63 crore was pegged for the school sector and rest Rs 38,317.01 crore was allocated to the higher education. 

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Last year, Centre allocated Rs 94,853.64 crore for education sector in 2019-20.

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First Published : 01 Feb 2020, 07:43:14 AM