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What Union Budget Of India 2022-23 Has For Your Child?

Shikha Batra
3 to 7 years

Created by Shikha Batra
Updated on Feb 03, 2022

What Union Budget Of India 2022 23 Has For Your Child

The government’s commitment towards children in terms of actual financial resource allocation made specifically for programs that can benefit children can be reflected in its budgetary allocation every year. With over 40 per cent of India’s population under 18 years of age, the budget allocation for children becomes crucial as it demonstrates India’s responsibility towards the future of our children. Therefore, the Government’s policy interventions and support for academics of vulnerable children, scholarships, training the trainers, remedial classes, infrastructure upscaling etc to ensure that children do not drop out of school and youth is employable in addition to health and nutrition of children become the areas of paramount importance. Be it with education or health, the budget should have schemes, to ensure the desired objectives are met.

Our Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the fourth Union Budget 2022-23, on Tuesday.  At the budget speech, Sitharaman stressed on digital education and skilling programmes. The key highlights of the budget pertaining to children is as follows:

  • One class, one TV channel’ program of PM eVIDYA will be expanded from 12 to 200 TV channels.

  • This provision will enable all states to provide supplementary education in regional languages for classes 1 to 12.

  • To make up for loss of formal education to children due to Covid, 1-Class-1-TV channel to be implemented to provide supplementary education to children. 

  • Digital university for world-class quality universal education with a personalized learning experience at their doorstep to be established which will be made available in different Indian languages and ICT formats. The university will be built on a network hub and spoke model. 

  • Virtual labs and skilling e-labs to be set up to promote critical thinking skills and a simulated learning environment.

  • High-quality e-content in all spoken languages will be developed for delivery via the internet, mobile phones, TV, and through radio and  Digital teachers.  The competitive mechanism for the development of quality e-content by the teachers will be set up to empower and equip them with digital tools of teaching and facilitate better learning outcomes. 

  • The Digital DESH e-portal will be launched for the skilling, upskilling, and reskilling of the youth.

  • Agricultural universities will revise syllabi to meet the needs of modern-day farming and skilling programs will be reoriented and ITIs will start courses on skilling. 

  • 2 Lakh Anganwadis to be upgraded for improving child health under the Saksham Anganwadis scheme using clean energy for early child development.  This Anganwadi is a new generation of Anganwadi which provides a better form of infrastructure and audiovisual aids. 

  • Integrated benefits to women and children through Mission Shakti, Mission Vatsalya, Saksham Anganwadi and Poshan 2.0.

Acknowledging that students across the country have lost almost two years of formal education due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic outbreak thereby resulting in multiple deprivations especially for children of marginalized sections, the issues concerning children have demanded more attention, both in terms of policy intervention and fiscal outlay. Hopefully, the slew of initiatives and revamped schemes announced for children in the Union budget will be successful in pivoting education for their better future. 

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| Feb 04, 2022

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| Feb 04, 2022

Thank you for your feedback! I am glad you liked it Teena !!😊👍

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