The new India literacy program

India has acknowledged the necessity of raising its literacy rates to further its social and economic growth because education is the cornerstone of a progressive society.

The Indian government has introduced a new program called the New India Literacy Programme (NILP). The program is a big step toward empowering and allowing self-sufficiency for those who lack literacy. Let’s examine the plan and its elements in more detail.

Therefore, the total cost of the NILP is Rs. 1037.90 crores, of which Rs. 700.00 crore will come from the central government and Rs. 337.90 crore from the state. The program aims to educate 5 crore non-literates between the ages of 15 and beyond.

However, foundational reading and numeracy, crucial living skills, vocational skill development, basic education, and continued education are the five components of the NILP system. The fundamentals of reading, writing, and math are the core of the Foundational Literacy and Numeracy component. Thus, functional literacy, such as financial literacy and digital literacy, is the main focus of the Critical Living Skills subcomponent. The recipients are given job-oriented skills through the Vocational Skills Development component. Adults who have not had formal education are to receive it through the Basic Education component. When a person has finished the basic education component, the continuing education component focuses on continuing their education.

To determine who will benefit from this program, door-to-door surveys using a mobile app are carried out throughout the States/UTs. The NILP plan is mostly implemented online, making it available to beneficiaries all around the nation.

Nevertheless, for adult learners, the National Council for Educational Research and Training has created a curriculum that they can master after 200 hours of instruction. Thus, four volumes make up the curriculum, which covers subjects including reading, writing, math, and important life skills. The NCERT DIKSHA portal offers teaching and learning tools.

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