There exists a significant gender gap in enrolment at the elementary level, which is more acute for schedule caste and scheduled tribe girls, for whom the gender gap is almost 30% at the primary level and 26% at upper primary stage. The reduction of this gender gap has now plateaued and further reduction would require a concerted focus on the hard to reach groups. Therefore, it is necessary to include certain interventions addressing the specific needs of girl children.
Accordingly this scheme, NPEGEL is initiated for education of under privileged/ disadvantaged girls from class 1st to 8th standard as a separate and distinct gender component plan of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA). The gender component is necessary to achieve Elementary Education for girls in educationally backward areas.
The objectives of National Programme for Education of Girls at Elementary Level are:
Educationally Backward Blocks means a block where the level of rural
female literacy is less than the National average and the gender gap is
above the national average.
Blocks of districts which have atleast 5% Schedule Cast/ Schedule Tribal population and Schedule Cast/ Schedule Tribal female literacy rate below 10% shall also be taken up under this programme.
To strengthen the capacity of National,State and district institutions
and organisations for planning
Contact to any of the followings:
Central Government of India
Women and Child
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