Higher and technical education outlay enhanced

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Mumbai, Mar 19 (UNI) Maharashtra government has proposed to increase the outlay for higher and technical education by Rs 50 crore.

The government proposes to upgrade Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) through public-private participation and has made a provision of Rs 434 crore for the same.

Finance Minister Jayant Patil told the Legislative Assembly, while tabling the budget proposals, that in addition to the existing outlay of Rs 583 crore for higher and technical education, Rs 50 crore will be made available.

He also proposed the upgradation of B J Medical College and Sassoon General Hospital at Pune as also the Swami Ramanand Tirth Medical College at Ambejogai and Government Dental College at Aurangabad.

A cancer hospital is also proposed to be constructed at Aurangabad, he added.

In addition to the outlay of Rs 110 crore for medical education, Rs 144 crore wll be made available during 2008-09 for upgradation and providing modern facilities at hospitals.

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