May 18, 2024

Post Budget Reaction on Edtech – LEAD Cofounder & CEO Sumeet Mehta


Sumeet Mehta, Cofounder & CEO of LEAD said, “The first Amrit Kaal Budget’s focus on quality of education for all is progressive and encouraging. I welcome the focus on teacher training and upskilling students with Industry 4.O skills.  However, while initiatives such as a National Digital Library and support for Eklavya Model Residential Schools are steps in the right direction to address the massive learning loss from the pandemic, well-designed PPPs are the need of the hour to create innovation at scale for millions of school going students in India. This will make high-quality learning more accessible and affordable, especially for students in small towns who lack resources; and will result in long-lasting impact at scale.  GST rebates on printing of books, assessment material and educational hardware can further enable affordability and access to high-quality, multimodal education in schools.  Going forward, I look forward to policy support in this direction.”