Prog to scale up literacy rate to 80% by 2012

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 August 7.

Last Updated: Aug 04, 2010, 18:28 PM IST

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
August 7.

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.

PTI