Economic Survey: All schools in Delhi have toilets, electricity and drinking water facility

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On Saturday an economic survey of Delhi was done for the year 2018-2019, in which it has been recorded that only 88% of schools in the national capital have playgrounds and computer facilities.

However, in the survey it is recorded that there is an improvement from previous year, now all schools in Delhi have the facility of toilets for both boys and girls, also electricity and drinking water facility.

The Net Enrolment Ratio in primary education declined from 93.26 per cent in 2015-2016 survey to 92.55 per cent in the year 2016-2017.

“The education expenditure to the Gross State Domestic Product of Delhi is the highest at 1.70 per cent in 2018-19. In Delhi, the per student per annum expenditure sustained by the government on education has increased to Rs. 66,038 in 2018-2019 from Rs. 54,910 in 2016-2017,” the survey said.

Renovation of 52 schools, administrative approval and expenditure sanction for construction of around 12,748 additional classrooms in various existing schools, introduction of happiness curriculum and introduction of nursery classes in over 300 government schools are some of the highlights for the school education of the year 2018-2019.

“Development of higher education by way of establishing more degree colleges and state universities has been envisaged. The budget allocation for the higher education has been increased from Rs. 352 crore in the financial year 2017-18 to Rs. 402.60 crore in the financial year 2018-19. A budget provision of Rs. 20 crore under the PWD head has also been kept in the current year for construction of college buildings,”the survey added.

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