He maintained that government is "not shirking its responsibility" but argued there is a place for alumni and private sector to contribute to increased expenditure in education.
"When we talk about employing six per cent of GDP in education, let me also remind, every paisa of GDP is not in government treasury. It's in private pockets too. It's in industry also," said Mr Javadekar.
"Right from agriculture to industry to service sector, everybody is creating their GDP. Government
receives only tax part of it," he added.
Mr Javadekar said the private sector investment must also be accounted for in addition to government investment to increase education spending.
"If we take the central government and if the state governments... all together, its a huge contribution by government (budget point of view). There is a place for private investment and alumni contribution and a place for community support to education," he added.
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