The Chief Minister of Karnataka Mr. Basavaraj Bommai stated that the new curriculum for pre-primary, primary, secondary, and teacher education has been prepared according to the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 and will be implemented from this academic year.
The chief minister also stated that an amount of Rs 100 crore is kept for the purchase of chairs, tables, and other furniture in government high schools and pre-university colleges. About Rs 500 crore is kept for the infrastructural development of government schools.he chief minister also stated that the government will set up 20 selected schools as model public schools and will be renamed as ‘Bengaluru Public Schools’.
A budgetary allocation of Rs 89 crore is kept aside to construct Karnataka Institutes of Technology (KITs) on the lines of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). The chief minister further announced the establishment of new agricultural universities in the districts of Bellary and Belgaum. He also stated that a chair on farmer welfare will be established at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad.
The chief minister further announced that the honorarium for mid-day meal cooks, who are paid Rs 3,000 per month, will be increased by Rs 1,000 as the state focuses on “employment, education, and empowerment" of socially and economically poor societies.