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News - 'Goa government may increase the spending on educational sector' - says Manohar Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar, said that there is a possibility that the government may increase the spending on educational sector to 5-6% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). At present the spending on the sector stands at 3.4%.

Parrikar made this announcement during a press conference on Saturday evening where he had presented the detailed analysis of the spending of the state during the current fiscal. The chief minister told the current allocation for educational sector, which is around 3.4% of the GDP, is the highest in the country and much more than the national average.

He told that the state government which has decided to make education a priority area will increase the spending to 5-6% of the GDP in the coming years.

A few months back, at the 55th Convocation of the IIT, Mumbai, he urged that engineering graduates who are finding difficulty in getting job in the IT sector should not crave for obvious and glamorous jobs. Further, Parrikar told that the world is changing at very fast pace and requested graduates to try their hand at politics.

Source: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/

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