Orissa on Tuesday decided to distribute free bicycles to Class 10 girl students with an aim to improve the state`s female literacy rate which has remained considerably low compared to the national average.
Centre is making efforts to increase literacy in the country by 80 per cent by 2015 and enrolment into higher education by 30 per cent by 2020, Minister of State for Human Resource Development D
Purandeswari said here today.
Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa
said Karnataka was looking at achieving 100 per cent literacy
by 2015 through the Centre`s "Saaskshar Bharat" programme
which was launched on Saturday in 18 districts of the state.