Sakshar Bharat Scheme in 42 MP districts

The Sakshar Bharat (Literate India) Scheme would be implemented in 42 districts of Madhya Pradesh.

Updated: Aug 28, 2012, 14:30 PM IST

Bhopal: The Sakshar Bharat (Literate India) Scheme would be implemented in 42 districts of Madhya Pradesh.

According to an official release here on Tuesday the scheme aims at imparting functional literacy to unlettered persons over 15 years of age.

While addressing a general body meeting of the State Literacy Mission Authority here last evening, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan instructed to constitute literacy committees upto Panchayat level after identifying the districts within three months.

Minister for School Education, Archana Chitnis, Minister for Panchayats and Rural Development Gopal Bhargava, Bhopal Mayor Krishna Gaur and Chief Secretary R Parashuram attended the meeting.
It was informed at the meeting that as on 2011 the literacy rate of Madhya Pradesh is about 71 per cent. The male literacy rate is 80.5 percent and female literacy rate is 60 per cent.

PTI