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Illiteracy

ILLITERACY around world and focused on India's condition.
What is illiteracy.
Stats about illiteracy around World. (Collected from UNESCO)
Causes of illiteracy.
Stats for India.
Policies implemented by government. (in India)
Benefits of LITERACY.
What should be done to overcome the problem.

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Illiteracy

  1. 1. ILLITERACY
  2. 2. WHO IS ILLITERATE?  A person who is unable to sign and unable to read and write, in simple sentences is called illiterate.
  3. 3. LITERACY RATES AMONG YOUTH AND ADULT Reference: www.uis.unesco.org
  4. 4. CAUSES OF ILLITERACY • Economic condition • Lack of awareness and consciousness • Caste division • Prefer to work rather than study(For some earning) • Gender inequality • Lack of schools in rural area
  5. 5. LITERACY RATE BY SEX IN INDIA 62.8 81.1 50.8 74.475.2 88.4 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 ADULT YOUTH Total Female Male Reference: www.uis.unesco.org
  6. 6. • According to CENSUS 2011 India’s adult literacy rate was 74.04% which improved by 8.66% from last census. • Highest literacy rate was at Kerala state having 94% • Lowest literacy rate was at Bihar state having 61.8% • Literacy rate among male was 82.14% • Literacy rate among Female was 65.46%
  7. 7. LITERACY RATE MAP OF INDIA
  8. 8. POLICIES IMPLEMENTED BY GOVERNMENT Right to Education • Right of education for every child of age 6-14 • Reservation of 25% seats to poor category students in private schools • No donation • No interview Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana • Focused on girl child education
  9. 9. Anganwadi kendra POLICIES IMPLEMENTED BY GOVERNMENT
  10. 10. • Literacy is a strong weapon which can root out the social issues like Dowry, Corruption, Child labor. • Literate population can contribute manifolds in the Economic and Social development of nation • Literacy is key to developed and powerful nation.
  11. 11. WHAT MUST BE DONE… • Need of • Extra 1.9 million teachers • 4 million new class rooms • $ 16 billion dollars for world’s most poor regions • Elimination of school fees for low income earners • Effective teachers training programs • Improvement of existing education standards

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