Maharashtra Budget 2022: Music school named after Lata Mangeshkar, expansion of medical education

Maharashtra State Budget 2022: Finance minister Ajit Pawar announced two new PG medical institutions in Mumbai and Nashik.

Maharashtra Budget 2022: Music school named after Lata Mangeshkar, expansion of medical education Finance Minister of Maharashtra Ajit Pawar entering Vidhan Sabha on Friday. (Source: Loksatta)
Sheena Sachdeva | Mar 11, 2022 - 5:26 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Maharashtra government will expand capacity in postgraduate medical education and establish postgraduate Babasaheb Ambedkar Educational Institutions, finance minister and deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar announced on Friday, as part of Maharashtra Budget 2022-23.

The institutes will come up at St. George’s Hospital and Grant Medical College, in Mumbai, and at the University of Health Sciences, Nashik. “It has been decided to include physiotherapy techniques in modern techniques in postgraduate courses,” added Pawar.

The state government also plans to establish a Bharat Ratna Lata Dinanath Mangeshkar International College of Music and Museum in Mumbai, after one of cinema’s greatest playback singers who died in February. The government has also budgeted Rs 500 for setting up an innovation centre in each of its six revenue districts.

The budget allocated Rs 2,354 crore to school education, Rs 2,061 crore to medical education and Rs 1,619 crore to higher and technical education departments. Rs 2,472 crore has been allocated for the women and child welfare department.

Maharashtra Budget 2022: School, Marathi, Scholarships

Pawar announced Rs 1 crore for schools situated in villages where iconic and historic personalities of India studied in the state and proposed using 5% of funds allocated for the district annual plan for construction of government schools.

The state government has proposed Urban Child Development Centres, similar to Village Child Development Centres, for malnourished children living in urban areas.

Rs 400 crore has been proposed for ashram schools for the year 2022-23. Maharashtra government has proposed free sanitary napkin dispensing machines in government hostels under the department of tribal development and social justice.

The state has set aside Rs 52 crore to promote the development of Marathi language; another Rs 25 for the Marathi Language Research Sub-Center of Navi Mumbai.

The Maharashtra Budget 2022-23 proposes to set-up Amrut Mahotsavi Mahila and Bal Bhavan in every district.

Higher education, innovation hubs, scholarships

Rs 100 crore has been allocated for the Kalina Campus of Mumbai University.

The higher and technical education department received Rs 1,619 crore for the financial year 2022-23. The state government has decided to set up a Bharat Ratna Lata Dinanath Mangeshkar International College of Music and Museum in Mumbai.

Also, the budget proposes an outlay of Rs 5 crore each for the renovation of Sydenham, Elphinstone College and Smt. Nathibai Damodar Thakercy Women’s University in Mumbai.

Further the government has also allocated Rs 10 crore each for the Government College, Aurangabad and Laxmi-Narayan Institute of Technology, Nagpur, on the occasion of completing 100 years; and Rs.50 crore to Balasaheb Savant Konkan Agricultural University, Dapoli, Dist. Ratnagiri and Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani, for the purpose of research.

Skills and innovation

Further, to encourage innovation and start-up culture, the state government in the Budget 2022-23 has proposed Rs 500 crore to set up an innovation centre in each of the six revenue circles of the state.

Rs 30 has been announced for the skill upgradation centre to be set up in Gadchiroli district along with private participation to impart skill development training to 5,000 students every year.

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