Female Education In India

13 Aug 2021

Curtain Hug

Education is one of the most important aspects of a person’s life, leading to
overall development of the person be it personally or professionally. Education
in women is extremely essential for women to gain knowledge, know their
capabilities and become independent. Education enables women to be self-
sufficient and eventually have greater say in decision-making in a society and
contribute towards their family and society.
Even though education on paper is free and has been one of the fundamental
rights in India, there are numerous societal barriers which prevent girls from
pursuing education. Transportation, affordability and different cultural,
traditional ideas that women ought to bear the burden of domestic chores and
taking care of their families also stand in the way of women education.
Indian Government has time and again taken various steps to promote women
education, yet thousands of girls live in poverty and are denied their right to
education. In 1991, less than 40 percent of the 330 million women aged 7 and
over were literate, which means today there are over 200 million illiterate
women in India.  This low level of literacy not only has an impact on women’s
lives but also on the people's lives dependent on them. A woman's lack of
education can also have an impact on the health and wellbeing of her child. A
recent survey in India concluded that Infant mortality was inversely related to
the mother's educational background.
The promotion of women’s education should begin from the rural areas.
Awareness to educate a female child in different villages should take place.
Moreover, diverting the mindset of the parents towards the education of women.
The lack of safety transportation facilities is also one of the major problems, the
Government should provide bicycles or other safe transportation facilities for
There are still many barriers to female education in India, However with
innovative solutions, proper schemes to increase education and proper

implementation can improve education levels in India. Good educational levels
in women can also boost the economy.
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