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Fall in enrolment of kids in classes 1-5 in majority of states

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) for children in classes I to V across the country has fallen by 2 per cent over the past three years with a majority of states registering a decline, the said today.

Only six states - Bihar, Karnataka, Delhi, J&K, and - showed an improvement in enrolments in primary education.

As per information shared by Minister of State for Human Resource Development Upendra Kushwaha in the Lok Sabha, the states and Union Territories with the sharpest fall were Sikkim, Nagaland, Manipur, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, and

saw this enrolment ratio drop by 21.55 per cent, saw a fall of 19.28 per cent, and saw a decrease by 18.3 per cent.

In MP, the Gross Enrolment Ratio fell by 17 per cent. registered a decline of 12.26 per cent, of 10.39 per cent and of 6.98 per cent.

Top among the states that showed an improvement is Bihar, registering an improvement of 9.7 per cent with enrolments going up from 97.96 in 2013-2014 to 107.67 in 2015-2016.

saw an increase of 5.55 per cent from 135.35 in 2013-2014 to 140.90 in 2015-2016.

A marginal improvement was recorded by (.02 per cent), (.04 per cent), J&K (1.08 per cent)and (1.8 per cent).

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, March 16 2017. 20:07 IST