Government efforts[ edit ] National Literacy Mission[ edit ] The National Literacy Mission, launched inaimed at attaining a literacy rate of 75 per cent by Today, however, China is far ahead of India, and even has literacy rates comparable to those of Kerala in the younger age groups.
Over time, a set of factors have emerged as being key to success: official will to succeed, deliberate steps to engage the community in administering the programme, adequate funding for infrastructure and teachers, and provisioning additional services which are considered valuable by the community such as free school lunches.
For example, J K group has helped over 29, citizens of India, mostly village women, to move towards literacy — which means being able to sign their name, read sign boards and handle money, in local languages in eight different states.
After reading this essay you will learn about: 1. Third, children from disadvantaged castes are still discriminated against within the schooling system. With a literacy level between 75 and 90 per cent, this belt of high literacy rates turns abruptly eastwards along the northern margins of Maharashtra.
After 10 years of secondary schooling, students typically enroll in Higher Secondary Schooling in one of the three major streams—liberal arts, commerce or science.
Patterns of Indian Literacy 2. In the paragraph above, I mentioned that literacy is often wrongly linked with education, which does not mean that they are not associated.
This observation refers in particular to the absence of sharp inequalities of land ownership the incidence of landlessness, for instance, is very low in Himachal Pradesh ; to the relatively narrow social distance between different castes; and to the high participation of women in social life outside the household.