Female Education In India
7 Apr 2021
Even though education on paper is free and has been one of the fundamental rights in India, numerous societal barriers 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's education.
Indian Government has time and again taken various steps to promote women's 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 depend 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 in 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 safe transportation facilities is also one of the major problems, the Government should provide bicycles or other safe transportation facilities for girls.
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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