The National literary Mission (NLM) launched in 1988 aims at attaining functional literacy among 100 - million persons in age group of 15-35. The goal of the NLM is to attain full literacy by 2005. Special focus is on the promotion of literacy among women SC/ST and backward classes.
After analyzing some of the programmes for women and children, let us glance through some of the statistics on population rate, literacy levels, health status and other relevant information, which will help students to know about our country at a glance.
A population too large for the area of the country.
An overwhelming proportion of rural population
High growth rate of population
Less production in terms of demands.
Low sex ratio,
High percentage of non-workers.
Low literacy levels.
Low nutritional status.
Lop sided age structure and
Persons 102, 70, 15, 247
Males 53, 12, 77, 078
Female 49, 57, 38, 169
Persons 56, 67, 14,995
Male 33, 99, 69,048
Female 22, 67, 45,947
1998 26.4% 72%
2002 23.0% 50%
Tamil Nadu In India
1993 - 1994 35.03% 35.97%
1999 -2000 21.12% 26.10%
Thirty three percent of worlds poor live in India.
Twenty five million people in India are homeless.
One hundred and seventy million people don't have access to clean drinking water.
Fifty three percent children below 5 years are underweight.
Reduction of poverty ratio to 20 percent by 2007 and to 10 per cent by 2012.
Gainful employment to the addition to the labour force over the Tenth Plan Period .
Universal access to primary education by 2007.
Reduction in the decadal rate of population growth between 2001 and 2011 to 16.2 per cent.
Increase in literacy to 72 per cent by 2007 and to 80 per cent by 2012.
Reduction of infant mortality rate (IMR) to 45 per 1,000 live births by 2007 and to 28 by 2012.
Reduction of maternal mortality ratio (MMR) to 20 per 1,000 live births by 2007 and to 10 by 2012.
Increase in forest and tree cover to 25 percent by 2007 and 33 percent by 2012.
All villages to have access to potable drinking water by 2012.
Cleaning of all major polluted rivers by 2007 and other notified stretches by 2012.
Visit to an ICDS centre to observe the functioning of the programmes.
Visit to an adult education center to observe the non-formal education program.
Collect picture and photographs to understand
The different disciplines of home science.
Home science and national development.
Home science and international integration.