Even though the overall literacy rate in India was over 18%, the female literacy rate was a very low 8.86%.
But in the decades since independence, India has done well to change the equation. So much so that now girls outnumber boys in school education,
On the occasion of India’s 75th Independence Day, the government has recently released data that shows how girls outperformed boys in getting primary school education.
From the Gender Equality Index (GPI) From 0.41 in 1950-51 to 1.02 in 2020-21, India has shown excellent progress in bridging wide bridges. gender gap in school education.
GPI refers to the ratio of the number of girl students to the number of girl students enrolled in a given stage of education.
According to government data, there has been a dramatic increase in the enrollment of girls in educational institutions ranging from schools to colleges and universities over the years.
Furthermore, while programs such as the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and the Mid-Day Meal Scheme resulted in a steady increase in the number of girls in schools in the 1990s and early 2000s, the number of girls entering higher education has also increased dramatically. ,