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New India Literacy Programme’ for Education of adults

Ministry of Education has approved a new scheme named “New India Literacy Programme” to cover all the aspects of Adult Education. It is associated with National Education Policy 2020 and replaced the term “Adult Education” with ‘Education for All’ from now in the country.

About the scheme:

  • This scheme will cover non-literates of the age of 15 years and above in all states/UTs in the country.
  • Priority will be given to women, SC, ST, OBC, Minorities, Divyangjans, etc.
  • Main focus areas where literacy rate is below 60 percent.
  • The total outlay of the “New India Literacy Programme” is Rs.1037.90 crore for FYs 2022-27. (which includes the Central share of Rs.700 crore and State share of Rs.337.90 crore respectively).

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