Study says school education budget in Bihar higher than national average


Bihar’s school education budget is 5.6 percent of the state’s domestic product, which is higher than the national average of 2.7 percent of GDP, according to a finding by CRY (Child Relief and You). In the finding, it was found the national average has been stagnant since last four years. According to CRY, Bihar spends 17.7 percent of its total budget on school education, but it needs to increase its overall spending keeping in mind the small size of budget compared to some bigger states. The CRY study was conducted in collaboration with CGBA (Centre for Budgets, Governance and Accountability) to examine overall detail scenario of school budget of nine other states, apart from Bihar, viz. Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.