Bengaluru: Expressing his happiness over the Union Budget for the year 2022-23, Dr.C.N.Ashwatha Narayana, Minister for Higher Education and IT/BT has told, it emphasizes digital learning, skill development, and growth of Startups. He has termed the related initiatives of the Union Government as very timely and purposeful.
The programme, ‘One Class, One TV channel’ announced in the budget, considering the impact of COVID pandemic, will certainly help to provide quality education to all the students without rural and urban disparity, Minister opined.
The proposal to set up a Digital University, DESH-E portal, online educational programmes, AVGS task force constitution, prominence to research and innovation will create a robust ecosystem across the country, he told.
The decision to make use of the blockchain technology, to enable usage of Digital Rupee will contribute to enhancing the quality of living, Narayana told.
He has also welcomed the proposals of making states partners in new SEZs, creation of 60 Lakh jobs in 5 years, and extension of tax benefits for Startups for one more year.