Under 'Operation Digital Board', the government aims to replace blackboards with elearning platforms by 2020. Two new schools of planning and architecture and 18 other IITs and NITs will also be set up.
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The hikes are, however, seen as insufficient by activists. "The 11.6% increase for SSA is insufficient for realisation of RTE. Even secondary education has been neglected. The promised allocation of 6% of GDP has not yet been achieved," said Ambarish Rai, national convener, RTE forum.
Despite the digital drive, allocation for Digital Indiae-learning for school and higher education has decreased from Rs 0.14 crore to Rs 0.01 crore. The Rs 125 crore for language teachers in the last Budget is missing.