Funds to implement RTE sought by Orissa

INR 13, 671 crores have been sought by Orissa from the central government to implement the right to education (RTE) act in the state, a minister reported recently. School and Mass Education Pratap Jena met union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal in New Delhi on Thursday and discussed with him various issues pertaining to the implementation of the act. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act was enacted by parliament in August, 2009 and came into force on April 1.