Hyderabad: The Saakshar Bharat Mission 2012,
which aims to impart functional literacy and numeracy to
non-literate and non-numerate adults in Andhra Pradesh, will
be launched at a function here on September 8.
Union Minister for Human Resources Development Kapil
Sibal, Union Minister of State for HRD Daggubati Purandeswari
and State Chief Minister K Rosaiah will attend the programme.
The programme will cover 1.9 crore non-literates in 18
districts of the state where female literacy is below 50 per
cent. The state has proposed to cover 75.95 lakh non-literates
by 2012 in the first phase, a press release from the Chief
Minister`s Office said.
Chief Minister K Rosaiah reviewed details of the
programme at a high-level meeting here today.
It will enable the neo-literate adults to continue their
learning beyond basic literacy and promote a learning society
by providing opportunities for continuing education, the
Preparation activities like constitution of various
committees up to the village panchayat level, identification
of adult education centres and selection of village and
mandal-level co-ordinators for the programme were currently
underway, the officials informed the Chief Minister.
They also said 100 Literacy Centres per district were
started in July while the remaining centres would be started
in September 2010 to cover 15 lakh non-literates.
The Central Government, meanwhile, released Rs 269.75
crore to the state under Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyan
while proposals were submitted for another Rs 2,126.57 crore
Minister for Secondary Education D Manikya Vara Prasad,
Minister for School Education Md Ahmadullah and senior
officials of various departments attended the meeting, the