Budget 2019: New Education Policy on Anvil, says Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

first_imgFinance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Friday, said the government will bring a new national educational policy and Rs 400 crore has been provided for world class institutions.Budget 2019 by Nirmala SitharamanPresenting the first Budget of the Modi government in its second term, she said a draft legislation for higher education commission will be presented.India will become educational hub: SitharamanIndia has potential to become educational hub, she said while proposing the Budget 2019.Study in India programme will attract foreign students.National Sports Education Board under Khelo India schemeThe finance minister also said that a National Sports Education Board will be set up under the Khelo India scheme.To sensitise youth about Mahatma Gandhi’s ideas, Sitharaman said a ”Gandhi-pedia” is being developed.She said railways will be encouraged to invest in suburban railways through special purpose vehicles (SPVs) and enhance metro rail network through PPPs (public private partnerships).last_img read more