19 May 2012

Scheme for Naxal Affected Areas

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is under implementation in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) districts.  The programme is monitored regularly.  From the year 2011-12, Planning Commission has increased the number of LWE districts from 35 to 60.  During 2011-12, the following provisions were made for 60 L.W.E districts.

·         New Primary Schools sanctioned                   244
·         New Upper Primary Schools sanctioned        280
·         New teachers sanctioned                                20369
·         Primary School building sanctioned               77
·         Upper Primary School building sanctioned    265
·         ACRs sanctioned                                            28138
·         Toilets sanctioned                                           1275
·         Separate girls toilet                                         21011 
·         Drinking water facilities                                 1037

Rashtriya Madhyamic Shiksha Abhiyan, a centrally sponsored scheme has been under implementation since 2009-10 with the vision to make secondary education of good quality available, accessible and affordable to all young persons in the age group 15-16 years with priority given to SC, ST , Minority concentration areas including naxal affected areas.  Special focus on micro planning, appointment of more female teachers, enrolment drives, special coaching classes for these areas are also envisaged under RMSA.

Saakshar Bharat, the new variant of National Literacy Mission has been launched on 8th September, 2009 with the prime focus on adult non-literate women of rural areas.  A district which had adult literacy rate of 50 percent or below, as per 2001 census, is eligible for coverage under the Saakshar Bharat programme.  All 35 districts in the country which are most affected with left wing extremism are eligible for coverage under the Mission irrespective of their existing literacy rate.

            This information was given by the Minister of State for Human Resource  DevelopmentShri E. Ahamed, in written reply to a question in Lok  Sabha today.

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