38,800 teachers will be hired for Ekalavya Model Residential Schools: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said a national digital library for children and adolescents will be set up for facilitating quality books.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (Source: Sansad TV)Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (Source: Sansad TV)

Press Trust of India | February 1, 2023 | 12:05 PM IST

NEW DELHI: As many as 38,800 teachers will be hired for Ekalavya Model Residential Schools, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Wednesday. Presenting the last last full Budget of the second term of the BJP-led NDA government ahead of the general elections in 2024, she said a national digital library for children and adolescents will be set up for facilitating quality books. Education Budget 2023 Live Updates

She also said the Centre will provide Rs 5,300 crore assistance to drought-prone central region of Karnataka. Further, the PM Awas Yojana outlay has been hiked by 66 per cent to Rs 79,000 crore, she added. Sitharaman also announced an increased capital outlay for infrastructure to spur private investment.READ | Construction underway for only 39% of proposed 452 Eklavya schools for tribal students

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