Changes are to be sustainable : Dr Alok Shukla, Secretary, School Education, Chhattisgarh
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Changes are to be sustainable : Dr Alok Shukla, Secretary, School Education, Chhattisgarh

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 Can you discuss the vision and the major thrust of current education policy in the state of Chhattishgarh?

Chhattisgarh has shown healthy improvement in its literacy rate over the last decade and has achieved a literacy rate of 65.18%. The female literacy rate has shown remarkable improvement and has almost doubled in the same period, the male literacy is higher than the national average. Chhattisgarh is committed to its agenda of imparting education to all and has allocated a significant share of its plan outlay for this sector. Plan outlay for the social sector at 15% for Chhattisgarh compares favourably to 7% for all India figures. Chhattisgarh has already introduced teaching of English from Class 1.

 What is the current strategy adopted to make ICT an integral part of the educational system in the state?

We have many schemes for using IT in education. Under SSA we have started a scheme called

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