Last updated: October 14, 2022, 11:24 AM IST
The education department of the Tamil Nadu School has allocated an amount of Rs 9.8 crore under the New India Literacy Program (NILP) and the project aims to benefit 4.8 lakh people in the state. The project will be carried out by the Tamil Nadu Non-Formal and Adult Education Directorate, according to officials of the School Education Department.
The program was launched to teach basic skills to adults and aims to ensure that every adult can read and write. According to the 2011 census, 86 percent of men in the state have basic skills and 73 percent of women can read and write.
Tamil Nadu Education Minister Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi told IANS: “In Tamil Nadu, about 50 lakh adults do not know how to read and write and we are targeting at least 50 percent of this population to be able to read and write . In 2021-22, we targeted and achieved 3 lakh people and in 2022-23, we plan to equip 4.8 lakh adults with reading and writing skills and we hope to achieve that without any problems.
The program will be rolled out from the Vellore district for fiscal year 2022-2023 and the school education department plans to equip 10,820 people in the district with basic literacy.
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