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Working to hike investment in education to 6% of GDP: Govt



The government said that the Centre and the States are  working together to increase the public investment in the education sector to reach 6 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at the earliest.  Asked about the goal set in the NEP to achieve public investment on education equivalent to 6% of the GDP, junior education minister Subhas Sarkar told Rajya Sabha that the government was steadily working towards that end. “This is the first time in education, the budget has crossed Rs 1 lakh crore,” he said.

Whereas Education minister Dharmendra Pradhan said, “Upgradation of education quality, teachers education quality, all these we are very much focussed on, in consultation with the states. We are committed to improve the quality of teaching and learning process up to the 21st century expectations.”