While additional sum has been allocated to the ministry of education, Budget 2022 has overlooked the damage to the loss of learning in schools in the wake of COVID-19
As India is focusing on bringing children back to classrooms with schools gradually opening across the country, the Union Budget 2022-23 was looked up to with great hopes that it would fill crucial gaps in the education milieu. The 20 percent increase in the budget for the key government school education programme, Samagra Shiksha is a welcome move. An additional 11.86 percent has been carved out for the Ministry of Education as compared to the budget estimate in the previous year. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a major boost to online education through a digital university, and an expansion of the “one class-one channel” model to improve delivery and bolster supplementary education in regional languages.