India Plans Spending More on Education Using Technology


India plans to spend 9 billion Indian rupees (US$189 million) on education programs using information and communications technology in the fiscal year to March 31, 2010, the country’s finance minister said on Monday.

India needs to convert the demographic advantage that its relatively young population gives it into an economic advantage by providing them the right education and skills, the country’s Minister of Finance, Pranab Mukherjee said while presenting the country’s annual budget to Parliament.

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