Govt approves Samagra Siksha 2.0Abhiyan, Allocate Rs 3 lakh crores: Dharmendra Pradhan

In a bid to improve the quality of school education, the Union Cabinet has approved the continuation of the Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan 2.0 for the next five years. Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday said that the Centre and state governments will collectively allocate Rs 3 lakh crores to implement Samagra Siksha 2.0.

While speaking virtually during the Confederation of Indian Industry's (CII) annual meeting 2021, the union minister said that ‘to create a formal mechanism for early childhood education and nutrition, the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Women and Child Development will work together to implement Samagra Siksha 2.0 in the next 5 years. Centre and state governments will collectively allocate Rs 3 lakh crores to implement Samagra Siksha 2.0," He further said that the agenda of the Government is to ensure the implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) at the ground level.

The minister further said that the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated a shift towards the digital medium of education. He added that a vibrant digital ecosystem in education will expand learning opportunities and spur innovation and entrepreneurship in the education sector.

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