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Union Budget 2009-10 bypasses India`s children once again

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Satya Gopal Dey

Kolkata, July 8: “Social sector, in particular the children of India, have not got any significant attention in this year`s Union budget,” stated Brinda Karat, member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and member of polit bureau CPI(M). On being apprised about the press release on the aspect of budget for children brought out by CRY (Child Rights and You), in a telephonic interview with the Kolkata correspondent of Imphal Fress Press, Karat stated that, “UPA government is going to table Right to Education Bill without appropriate budget allocation.”

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India Plans Spending More on Education Using Technology

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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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