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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Human Resource Development

DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION

RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 3551

TO BE ANSWERED ON 28.04.2008

Allocation for Education .

3551.

SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR

 

 

Will the Minister of HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-

(a) the proposed allocation for education during the Eleventh Five Year Plan along with the expected growth of education; and

(b) how much investment is expected to be provided by private sector, NGOs and others?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
(SMT. D. PURANDESWARI)

(a): An allocation of Rs.2,69,873 crore has been provided to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (Rs.1,84,930 crore for the Department of School Education & Literacy and Rs.84,943 crore for Department of Higher Education). This is a 4.6 fold increase over the expenditure incurred during X Five Year Plan. The share of the Plan allocation has increased from 7.7% in the X Five Year Plan to 19.4% in the XI Five Year Plan. The increased allocation during XI Five Year Plan is expected to lead to increased access while ensuring quality and inclusiveness.
(b): It is not possible to assess realistically the investment likely to be made by private sector, NGOs and others on education during XI Plan.