The government intends to spend more Rs 50-100 crore on creating integrated school complexes.
With Manohar Parrikar taking charge of Goa as its Chief Minister, a change has been seen in the state.
Recently, while addressing a gathering near Panaji in the presence of Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, Parikar said the spending on education would be increased from current 3.8 per cent of GDP to 6 per cent of GDP in next five years.
Here’s what the CM said:
“Goa spends 3.8 per cent of its Gross Domestic Project on educational sector. In this five-year term, we will touch it to six per cent (sic).”
Speaking about his tenure, Parrikar said that right from his first tenure as the Chief Minister, he has always preferred to retain Education and Finance portfolios.
Referring to his four different stints, Parrikar said, “I have purposely kept these portfolios with me.
Finance is my love whereas Education is another portfolio which I like to handle. Portfolio of Education, which contributes for 30 per cent of total budget, is not preferred by many of the ministers,” he added in a recent PTI report.
“It is that department where you have to carry burden and not much avenue for development,” the Chief Minister said.
More on the report:
- Also, the CM said that the state government wants to create integrated school complexes, where all educational institutions would be accommodated at one place
- Panaji has already accommodated the educational institutions at Bambolim
- The government intends to spend more Rs 50-100 crore on creating integrated school complexes
- We are working out on the complexes in Margao and Mapusa