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NLM - Awards and Schemes


The National Literacy Mission in collaboration with the United Nations Agency- UNESCO, confer every year ‘NLM- UNESCO’ award on the universities, social science research institutions recognised by ICSSR, State resource centres and Jan Shikshan Sansthans, for their outstanding contribution in the field of research and innovation (innovative training, materials and practices) pertaining to literacy, adult and continuing education and extension programmes.

The award, which carries a cash prize of Rs. 50,000 and a citation, is given so that the institutions working in the field of literacy and adult education are encouraged to keep up their good work.

NLM Schemes

In achieving its objective of 100 percent literacy, the National Literacy Mission takes the help of various NGOs existing across the country. For taking active promotional role in the literacy movement, NGOs are provided financial assistance. For details click here

The National Literacy Mission also empowers women of the country by including them into their total literacy campaigns. If one goes by the 2001 census, then it will become clear that percentage of female literacy in the country is 54.16. The literacy campaigns undertaken by NLM not only guides females on how to read and write but also make them aware of the various social issues in the society. Through education earned in campaigns by NLM, females find themselves tremendously confident. They run their family in a better way and have a greater say in the family matters.

Funds for Literacy campaigns

For undertaking literacy campaigns across various districts of the country, NLM release funds for each district. While the ratio between centre and state is 2:1, it is 4 : 1 for the tribal sub plan districts across the country.

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