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8 crore certified literates between 2010-16: Javadekar

Around 7.92 crore learners appeared under basic literacy assessment test held between August, 2010 and August, 2016

education Updated: Jul 31, 2017 16:09 IST
Nearly eight crore learners have cleared the basic literacy assessment tests held between 2010 and 2016 for being certified as literates
Nearly eight crore learners have cleared the basic literacy assessment tests held between 2010 and 2016 for being certified as literates(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO/For representation only)

New Delhi Nearly eight crore learners have cleared the basic literacy assessment tests held between 2010 and 2016 for being certified as literates, the Lok Sabha was informed on Monday.

HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said in the House that under the Saakshar Bharat programme, around 7.92 crore learners appeared under basic literacy assessment test held between August, 2010 and August, 2016.

Out of the total candidates, 5.88 crore learners successfully passed the assessment and were certified as “literate”.

Responding to supplementaries, minister of state for HRD Upendra Kushwaha said the states were free to run model schools.

SP member Dharmendra Yadav, however, alleged that model schools were shut down by the Centre. This led to a brief war of words between him and some BJP members.