The Social and Research Institute, a unit of International Marketing Research Bureau (SRI-IMRB) had conducted a survey in July-August, 2005 with the aim of assessing the number of out-of-school children across the country.
The Government of India had commissioned the survey. According to the survey, the number of out of school children in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh are 31.77 lakhs and 29.95 lakhs, respectively. The number is now reduced to 21.20 lakhs in Bihar and 7.86 lakhs in Uttar Pradesh as per State Reports as of March, 2007. The Government of India has undertaken 19 orientation and capacity building workshops with States/UTs with illustrative case studies of good practices, to encourage State/Districts to do such context specific interventions.