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Goa government to raise spending on education

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The Government of Goa is eyeing the possibility of increasing the expenditure on the State’s educational sector to 5-6 per cent of the gross domestic product, said Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.

The present spending by the State government on education is at 3.4 per cent.

The announcement was made by Parrikar during a press conference last week where he had also presented the detailed analysis of the spending of the state during the current fiscal.

He revealed that currently around 3.4 per cent of Goa’s GDP is allocated for educational sector which is the highest in the country and more than the national average.

He said that education being the priority area, the state government has decided to increase the spending to 5-6 per cent of the GDP in the coming years.

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