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Education, healthcare focus of Budget: PM
February 28, 2007 13:36 IST
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday the prime focus of the Union Budget 2007-08 was on education and healthcare as he reaffirmed his government's commitment on increasing the spending on the social infrastructure.
He said the Budget put a lot of emphasis on improving access to social services and social safety net.
"Education and healthcare are the primary imperatives as far as this Budget is concerned," Singh said.
He said there was a need to improve the skill level and special emphasis was being laid on secondary education.