Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has begun delivering her Budget speech that is expected to provide relief to the pandemic-hit common man as well as focus more on driving the economic recovery through higher spending on healthcare, infrastructure and defence amid rising tensions with neighbours.
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While presenting the Union Budget 2021-22 on Monday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, 100 new Sainik schools will be set up in partnership with NGOs, private schools, and states. We would be introducing the legislation this year to implement the setting-up of Higher Education Commission of India.
For accessible higher education in Ladakh. I propose to set up a central university in Leh, she added.