Economy The main trouble with public education in India — a severe resource crunch, finds study Updated : July 26, 2018 09:45 AM IST According to a study by the Centre for Budget & Governance Accountability (CBGA), there is a shortage of more than five lakh teachers in government elementary schools. CBGA recently analysed the education budgets of six states – Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, UP, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal – to check if states are prioritising education. The teacher crisis is more severe at the secondary level as teachers specialising in subjects become scarce. Teachers of Maths, Science and English are the fewest, says CBGA researcher Protiva Kundu. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.