The statistics point towards the staggering disparities in the educational levels in the country.The illiteracy levels from the year 1991 to 2006 have risen to a whopping 63 percent.A higher literacy rate is an essential requirement for any nation to bring it at par on a global platform with other nations.
One of the primary reasons for dismal literacy rates is inadequate school facilities.
The teaching staff that is employed across the government-run schools is inefficient and unqualified.
Education after all is a fundamental right which is ensured to the citizens.
Also, it needs to be highlighted that India is a country where the extent of disparities is such that one nation has achieved a literacy rate higher than 90 percent while on the other hand, there also exist nations where the literacy rates are still dismal i.e. What is Literacy Literacy is defined as the ability to read and write.
Being literate is just knowing how to read and write. Being educated is actually applying what you have read.
You need to be educated to be literate but you need not be literate to be educated.
Despite this, the country couldn’t provide free and compulsory education of children up to fourteen years of age within ten years of the bill coming into effect under Article 45 of the Constitution.
Several other schemes too had been launched to ensure the right to education in the country.
The National Policy of Education in the year 1986 declared that the whole nation must commit itself to drive away the menaces of illiteracy especially among the young population.
The National Literacy Mission in 1988 made literacy a community endeavor.