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No Schooling for 59 Million Indian Children

on 2001/6/1 9:45:02 ( 1223 reads )


NEW DELHI, INDIA, MAY 27, 2001: According to a report on the state of children in India, almost 59 million children in India under the age of 14 years are not attending school. The report was prepared as a follow-up to the World Summit for Children 2000, and notes the progress made at the end of the decade gone by in India. Among the reports findings were high instances of malnutrition among children under three and the lack of equal access to nutrition, health and medical care for females. The report spells out compulsory elementary education for all children by the year 2010 and special attention to the growth, education and development to the girl child.

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