New Delhi (Aarti Pokhriyal): Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is presenting the Union Budget 2021-2022 today, at a time India is recovering from the Covid19 crisis. FM announced a new Central University is likely to be established in Leh followed by 100 Sainik Schools in India.
On July 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had greenlighted the plan for the first Central University in Ladakh with a Centre on Buddhist Studies, a move that came just about a fortnight before the first anniversary of the parliamentary enactment that led to the creation of Ladakh as a union territory. PM Modi indicated his approval to set up a central university at the July 20 meeting since more than 10,000 Ladakhi students were forced to travel hundreds of kilometers away from home for higher education, people familiar with the development said. Also, National Institute for virology, 9 Vio Safety Labs will set up in the future.