Karnataka Chief Minister provides for free girls’ education in state budget
With Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday announcing that all girls studying in government institutions up to post-graduation will be given free education, it is clear that government wants to make its priorities clear.
Chief Minister Siddharamaiah said that Rs. 95 crore of the budget would be spent on providing free education for all the girl students taking admission in government pre-university (11th and 12th), degree and post-graduation courses.
He was presenting the state budget for year 2018-19.
The provision of free education up to post-graduation is expected to benefit 3.7 lakh girl students in the state.
The Chief Minister has earmarked Rs. 22,350 crore in the 2018-19 Budget for primary and secondary education.
He also earmarked funds for installation of CCTV cameras in school premises so that safety and security of the children at government primary and secondary schools can be ensured.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah also announced free bus passes to students from schools and colleges across the state from 2018-19.
The move is likely to benefit 19.6 lakh students.>