Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Not shining?

These reports leave you bewildered, with all the talk about India being on record track in terms of economic/social development, we are really 127th in literacy?

In the year 2001, the total number of illiterates came down to 304.11 million from 328.88 million in 1991.

In 10 long years, that is all we were able to do? It is disappointing to see that 30% of people in india still cannot read or write. We need more government funded programs - i know the center-to-right wingers would cringe at that - to bring about changes in this widening disparity between rural and urban india.

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