An outlay of INR 31,036 crore (INR 310.36 billion/$6.7 billion) for school education has been laid by the union budget for the next fiscal year, which is estimated to be an increase of INR 4,236 crore from 2009-10, said Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on 26th February 2010. This implied an increase of 16% expenditure in school education in the coming fiscal as against the current financial year.
Minister added that states will have an access to INR 3,675 crore for elementary education under the 13th Finance Commission grants for 2010-11. He also mentioned that in recent years, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) has made significant contribution in improving enrollment and infrastructure for elementary education.
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