(The Gist of PIB) Economic Survey 2020-21: Education
(THE GIST OF PIB) Economic Survey 2020-21: Education
Economic Survey 2020-21: Education
The Economic Survey 2020-21 states that online schooling took off in a big way during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The percentage of enrolled children from government and private schools owning a smartphone increased enormously from 36.5 per cent in 2018 to 61.8 per cent in 2020 in rural India.
PM eVIDYA which is a comprehensive initiative to unify all efforts related to digital/online/on-air education to enable multi-mode and equitable access to education for students and teachers.
Around 92 courses have started and 1.5 crore students are enrolled under Swayam MOOCs which are online courses relating to NIOS.
PRAGYATA guidelines on digital education have been developed with a focus on online/blended/digital education for students who are presently at home due to closure of schools.
The MANODARPAN initiative for psychological support has been included in Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.
India has attained a literacy level of almost 96 per cent at the elementary school level. As per National Sample Survey (NSS), the literacy rate of persons of age 7 years and above at the All India level stood at 77.7 per cent.