Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said his government will focus on training the teachers in schools and colleges, and said they will make use of technology, which “will be the biggest driver” in improving quality of education.
This was after he said the focus of his government’s Budget will be on agriculture and rural economy in the coming year.
This came after the Cabinet approved the Union Budget for 2017-18. Jaitley had earlier called on President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The budget, in view of upcoming assembly polls in eight states — including three major states ruled by the BJP — and general elections next year, may see new rural schemes and stepping up of funding towards existing programs like MNREGA, rural housing, irrigation projects and crop insurance.