associate sponsors


25 lakh children with special needs enrolled in schools: Smriti Irani

New Delhi: A total of 25.03 lakh Children With Special Needs (CWSN) have been enrolled in schools across the country this year and 2.06 lakh such kids are being covered through home based education.

HRD Minister Smriti Irani said in Lok Sabha that education of CWSN is an important component of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and 25.03 lakh such children were enrolled in schools in current year.

HRD Minister Smriti Irani. AP

HRD Minister Smriti Irani. AP

Irani said during Question Hour that steps undertaken in SSA include quality improvement through provision for annual in-service teacher training, distribution of free text books, recruitment of additional teachers to improve pupil-teacher ratios, academic support for schools and teachers through block and cluster resources, and continuous and comprehensive evaluation system and pupil assessment surveys.

The Minister said a sub-programme under the SSA namely 'Padhe Bharat Badhe Bharat' has been launched in all states and Union Territories to improve language development and to create a positive interest in mathematics.

"All states and UTs are taking interest in implementing this programme. An amount of Rs 461.38 crore has been sanctioned to states/UTs in 2014-15 for implementing this focussed programme in classes I and II," she said.


Updated Date: Nov 26, 2014 13:31 PM

Also Watch

Watch: The true stories from Dharavi that inspired Rajinikanth's Kaala
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 Watch: Cyrus Khan talks about Parkour, jumping across walls and why he hates sitting
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 Unwind: India's basketball sensation Amjyot Singh has his eyes set on becoming an NBA regular
  • Monday, May 28, 2018 First Day First Showsha — Review of Solo: A Star Wars Story in 10 questions
  • Saturday, May 19, 2018 Social Media Star: Rajkummar Rao and Bhuvan Bam open up about selfie culture, online trolls

Also See

{if $hideJSforEU != 'yes'} {/if}