Ranchi: Expressing serious concerns over the high percentage of school dropout girls especially in Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and minorities in Jharkhand, centre has directed to start ‘special drive’ to increase the enrollment of girls in the schools across the state.

With the view to increase the enrollment of girls of these communities in the schools and also to ensure their high attendance, a special drive titled ‘Jagriti Camp’ is all set to be launched.

The special drive for 2012-13 session will be kicked off in the month of March-April.

Under the National Secondary Education Campaign, the programme will be launched in 259 blocks (with high SC/ST and minority population) of 16 specially selected districts of the state. A huge fund of Rs 1,29, 50,000 (Rs 50,000 per block) has been released for this purpose.

The government has also directed the state to take help of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in spreading awareness among the girl students. 

District drop-out rate:


•    Godda                             85.94
•    Pakur                              83.63
•    West Singhbhum              80.79
•    Gadwa                            67.47
•    Sahibganj                        64.92
•    Seraikela-Kharsavan        63.89
•    East Singhbhum               14.30
•    Lohardaga                       63.11
•    Chatra                            60.23
•    Palamau                          57.59
•    Bokaro                            55.63
•    Giridih                             54.86
•    Deoghar                          43.99
•    Jamtara                           42.14
•    Dhanbad                          42.02
•    Dumka                            41.73
•    Simdega                          37.63
•    Koderma                         34.42
•    Hazaribagh                      33.32
•    Gumla                             26.22

 

JPN/Bureau