Prog to scale up literacy rate to 80% by 2012

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 18:28

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



First Published: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 18:28

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