ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Literacy in Post-Land Reform Village

G K Lieten Changes in the social parameters,with an improvement in the educational and health standards of the multiple poor classes in India, would be as beneficial, at another level, as land reforms. The probability, however, is that both changes are related. In West Bengal, with its successful land reforms programme this relationship can be observed. It is still a long distance to full literacy, but the data from 58 sample schools in one block indicate that the school enrolment of hitherto rather excluded SC/ST children has increased considerably IN October 1990, a mass literacy programme covering several districts in the country was inaugurated. The initiative for the programme was taken by ihe Kerala Sastra Sahitya fctrishad, which, taking the cue from the achievement of a 100 per cent literacy rate in the district of Ernakulam, involved a number of other voluntary organisations and government finances to repeat the grey revolution, under the banner of the Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti, in the rest of India.

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