The Budget and Education*

Feb 20th 2018, Jayati Ghosh

The thrust towards privatization in Budget 2018-19 is evident in the pattern of education spending, which has been brought down to less than 3.5 percent of the government budget, against a promise of 6 percent in the 2014 electoral campaign. So, any real changes are clearly expected to be financed by private participation, implying declining spread, reduced access, and increased inequality.
* This article was originally published in the Frontline Print edition: March 2, 2018.

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