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Status of Primary Rural Education: An Overview of Bankura and Birbhum Districts, West Bengal, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Womenís Christian College, Kolkata, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 4, Issue (2), Pages 59-67, February,14 (2015)


West Bengal having an agricultural-based rural economy face myriad of livelihood issues and infrastructural deficiencies. A well-designed educational infrastructure can assure greater access to knowledge, which in turn will make people capable and help in holistic development. But of West Bengalís progress in achieving priority educational objectives has not been encouraging, particularly in the rural sector. Bankura and Birbhum districts are no exceptions, which lag far behind in literacy rate than the state average. Especially the state-run subsidized institutions in the rural areas which are scarce and mostly in deplorable condition are still the most important source of knowledge centres for the marginalized rural people. Schemes involving Mid-day Meal, Adult Literacy Programme, Sarba Sikha Abhijan etc have influenced the situation positively to certain extent.


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