Prog to scale up literacy rate to 80% by 2012
Bangalore: To boost literacy rate in Karnataka
from the present 66.64 per cent to 80 per cent by 2012, the
state government will launch a Rs 167 crore programme on
The `Sakshar Bharat` programme will be implemented in 107
taluks spread across 18 districts to transform 36 lakh people
as literates, Minister for Adult Education Shivanagowda Naik
told reporters here.
Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa will inaugurate the
programme under which the targeted people would be provided
200 hours of teaching over a period of six months, he said.
The literacy rate among men in the state stood at 76.10
per cent, while it was 56.87 per cent among women, he said.
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