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Literacy Growth in India


  • Skill levels are VERY low
  • *Relapse probably around 40% of neo-literates
  • Total semi-literate or neo-literate: 300 million
    Women: 66% - 75% of semi- or neo-literates
    Hindi belt: 50% of semi- or neo-literates
  • Strategies to tackle relapse and low skill levels: Continuing Education centres, libraries
  • High Cost, low motivation
    Less than 15% of households have someone who has ever been to a library

* National Literacy Mission