Sector Specific Report (Education)- April 2023

Currently, the literacy rate is below 75% in India because of a composite mesh of social and economic diversity across the country. Economic disparities, gender, and caste inequalities are among many other barriers that lead to prevailing illiteracy in India.

The New India Literacy Programme (NILP) in this regard,  will authorize individuals to obtain knowledge and skills through a variety of activities, promote informal learning, and motivate people to make and follow their educational plans beyond formal schooling. It is a centrally financed scheme, approved for the FYs 2022-2027 to protect all the features of adult education to line up with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. The scheme will target all non-literates from 15 years of age and above and make ‘Adult education’, ‘Education for All’ in the country.