23 October 2006

Female Literacy Programme

The Central Government-sponsored Female Literacy Programme has been launched in 16 Tamil Nadu State Districts, through which one million women in the 15-35 age group will benefit.

The Districts are; Tiruvannamalai, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Salem, Namakkal, Karur, Erode, Vellore, Madurai, Pudukottai, Theni, Sivaganga, Virudunagar, Perambalur, Villuppuram and Cuddalore.

A special meeting was held at the State Adult Education Wing, Chennai for all District Programme Co-ordinators in this regard.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has proposed a plan to increase the female literacy rate in India. According to the Census, the current female literacy rate is 54.28% at the National level and 64.55% in Tamil Nadu.

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