MANGALORE: The state government has identified five key areas for all-round development of Karnataka, home minister V S Acharya said here on Saturday. The areas include the social sector covering education, health, and hygiene, physical infrastructure, agriculture, people oriented schemes, and language, arts, and culture. The concerted focus on these areas is gaining recognition for the state not just from local, but global leaders, he said.
Inaugurating Sharada College managed by Tulunadu Educational Trust, Acharya said education is an important sector that determines the future of the youth. The state government during this year's budget has set aside Rs 10,500 crore for education against allocation of Rs 4,500 crore a few years back. This is enabling the state to bring more schools under its grant-in-aid scheme, and open new ITI's, he said.
Karnataka through its strong base in education is being reckoned as knowledge driven economy and the state is far ahead of national average when it comes to indices governing this sector. "We have qualitative and quantitative education being imparted in the state," he said adding the emphasis is on providing quality education at all times. Participation of private players in education is helping the state retain its edge in this area, he noted. (TOI/TNN) Photo:Daijiworld