"Earlier, the Finance Bill used to get passed only in May and the release of funds used to start only by June, the time by which monsoon sets in.
"The MHRD has released Rs 12,621.45 crore to the states as on April 30 as against a meagre Rs 2,726.39 crore released the corresponding period in the last financial year," Javadekar said in an official statement.
He said Rs 8,829.05 crore has been released by the Department of School Education and Literacy, and Rs 3,792.40 crore by the Department of Higher Education.
A major portion of the amount released in respect of the Department of School Education was for schemes like Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan, mid day meal, adult education and skill development and institutions like KVS, NVS, NCERT and Central Tibetan Schools Administration.
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