‘Total budget for education in Uttar Pradesh is 25.4% more’: Adityanath government rejects Rahul Gandhi’s claim

New Delhi / Lucknow: Yogi Adityanath Sarkar rejected the allegation of Rahul Gandhi’s cut in budgetary allocation for media reports and education on Sunday and said that allocated funds for this area have actually increased more than 25 percent.
A section of the media reported that the UP government had reduced money for education. Referring to such a report, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi took a fuss on Adityanath and gave a sarcastic suggestion to “stop the hospitals now to save money”.

An official spokesman of the UP Government said that the budget for primary, secondary and higher education in the budget of 2017-18 has been Rs 62,185.25 crore, which is better than the previous budget of 2016. 17, which is 25.4% more than Rs 49,607.93 crore. ”
He said that the budget of primary education stood at Rs. 50,142 crore, which is 31.7 per cent higher than the previous year’s figure of Rs. 38,066.06 crore.
Similarly, the secondary education budget is 4.8 percent higher than the previous financial year. This year, 9,387.44 crores have been earmarked for the department, while the last time was Rs. 8,956.86 crores.
For higher education, he said, this time the allocation is 2.7% more than the previous financial year.

For 2017-18, Rs. 2,655.81 crores has been fixed against Rs. 2,585.01 crores in the previous financial year.

Yogi Adityanath Sarkar presented his first annual budget in the state assembly on July 11.

Highlights

  • Yogi Adityanath Sarkar rejected the allegation of reducing budgetary allocation for the education of Rahul Gandhi on Sunday.
  • The total budget for education in the UP budget for 2017-18 is Rs 62,185.25 crore, which is Rs 49,607.93 crore compared to the previous year’s budget.

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