New Delhi, Feb 9: Jammu and Kashmir has received a substantial budget worth Rs 1665 crore under Samagra Shiksha for 2024-25 with the formal approval of the plan proposal by the Project Approval Board (PAB), constituted under the Samagra Shiksha scheme.
The annual plan was accorded approval by the PAB during its meeting held here Friday under the chairmanship of the Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy (DSEL), Union Ministry of Education, Sanjay Kumar, at New Delhi, to review progress on Samagra Shiksha 2023-24 besides approval of the budget for 2024-25.
Interacting with the media, Secretary, School Education, Piyush Singla said that J&K improved the basic indicators of school education in the past 2 to 3 years and for the year 2024-25, it was the largest budget which had been recommended and approved in the PAB for various interventions since 2018-19.
He asked the J&K administration to expedite the pending approved projects so that further flow of funds could be made easy.
Singla said that it was for the first time, that 554 schools had been approved under vocational education at a stretch with a minimum of two trades in each school.
For the financial year 2024-25, the Centre has approved a tentative outlay of Rs 1665 crore for elementary, secondary, and teacher education.