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`Bihar to be among top five states in literacy in 2021`

Last Updated: Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 15:41

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Thursday said he would ensure that Bihar figured in the list of top five states in the field of literacy in 2021.

"I am satisfied with the progress in the literacy rate
of the state. But I`ll take effective steps to ensure that the
state figures in the list of five top states in the field of
literacy in 2011," Kumar told a function on the occasion of
the Ambedkar Jayanti here.

Referring to the Mahdalit Commission set up by his
government in 20O7 for the uplift of the extremely backwards
among the dalits, Kumar said he was happy to note that the
Centre had given due recognition to the Commission.

Stating that uplift of poor is the main parameter of
development, Kumar said his government would constitute a
Human Development Mission.

"We shall further strengthen the Mahadalit Upliftment
Centres and Talimi Markaj Centres for imparting skills for
unemployed minority youths," he said.

The state government would give money to the dalits to
purchase radios and urged private firms to organise fairs for
ensuring sale of radios at an appropriate price.

He said the state government had also laid thrust on
prohibition and would observe `Prohibition Day` on November 26
every year.


First Published: Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 15:41

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