New Delhi, Feb. 1 -- A corpus for child protection, on the lines of the Nirbhaya Fund, and the implementation of the recommendation of the Kothari Commission that 6% of the GDP be set aside for child education, are some of the suggestions that child rights activists had given to the Centre for the upcoming Budget.

The finance ministry had asked child rights activists for their views on child budgeting last month.

A national child protection fund, which should be open for public proposals, is one of the key suggestions, according to activists who were part of the discussion.

Under the Nirbhaya Fund, however, only states and central ministries can send in proposals.

The Kothari Commission in 1964 had recommended that 6% of the GDP be allo...