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More Than Education: Govt's Focus On Skills, Employability Is A Step Towards ‘Achche Din'

The latest Union Budget infamously reduced the total allocation to education by around 2%. However, there were several positive developments -- the expenditure on secondary and tertiary education was increased by a whopping 22%. The department of Higher Education was allotted Rs 26,855.26 crore, a significant improvement from last year's revised estimates of Rs 23,700 crore. But what was even more heartening was the increased focus on skilled labour.