Education outlay growing, but how much being spent?


The government’s allocation in the education sector has steadily increased but how effectively is the money being spent? – a policy research organisation questions in a recent assessment ahead of the budget in July.

The total expenditure on education (by all ministries) has increased by nearly 50 percent from Rs.89,732 crore (Rs.897.32 billion) in 2003-04 to Rs.134,274 crore (Rs.1.34 trillion) in 2006-07, according to the Accountability Initiative under the Centre for Policy Research here.

However, the findings suggest that allocation is not in tune with expenditure.

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