Economic Survey 2018-19 Delhi: 88% schools in NCR have playground, computer facilities

Meghalaya

According to the Economic Survey for the 2018-19 conducted across Delhi NCR, It was reported that 88% of the schools are equipped with playgrounds and computer facilities.

The survey, that got presented against the Delhi Assembly on Saturday, also revealed that Delhi schools have toilets for boys and girls, electricity connection and drinking water facilities, which is considered a step ahead as compared to last year.

The survey showed that the Net Enrolment Ratio under primary education has reduced from 93.26 percent in 2015-16 to 92.55 percent in 2016-17.

“The education expenditure to the Gross State Domestic Product of Delhi is the highest at 1.70 percent in 2018-19. In Delhi, the per student per annum expenditure incurred by the government on education has increased to Rs 66,038 in 2018-19 from Rs 54,910 in 2016-17,” the survey said.

During the period of 2018-19, major regulations in the schools of the area included renovation of 52 schools, administrative approval and expenditure grant for construction of around 12,748 additional classrooms in various schools, the introduction of happiness curriculum and the introduction of nursery classes in over 300 government schools.

“Development of higher education by way of establishing more degree colleges and state universities has been envisaged. The budget allocation for the higher education has been increased from Rs 352 crore in the financial year 2017-18 to Rs 402.60 crore in the financial year 2018-19. A budget provision of Rs 20 crore under the PWD head has also been kept in the current year for construction of college buildings,” it said.

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