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Mulling increasing spending on education sector: HRD Minister

New Delhi: HRD Minister Smriti Irani said today that the government was mulling increasing the spending on education sector to six per cent of the GDP and will also have a relook at the legislations

PTI [ Updated: May 27, 2014 23:55 IST ]
mulling increasing spending on education sector hrd minister
mulling increasing spending on education sector hrd minister

New Delhi: HRD Minister Smriti Irani said today that the government was mulling increasing the spending on education sector to six per cent of the GDP and will also have a relook at the legislations on higher education which lapsed with the end of previous Lok Sabha.


The minister said that the lapsed legislations on higher education are being studied for their possible introduction afresh.

Irani, who assumed charge of the Ministry today, also pledged to fulfil promises made in the party manifesto such as setting up of a comprehensive national e-library and a central university on Himalayan technology.

She expressed her gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving her the HRD portfolio and said her government would seek to increase spending on education to six per cent of the GDP from 3.8 per cent at present.  

When her attention was drawn to the host of legislations of her Ministry that lapsed with the end of the term of the last Lok Sabha, Irani said a detailed study has been undertaken.

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