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ACCESSING THE IMPACT OF EDUCATION INCENTIVE SCHEMES IN INDIA

Authors:
Jayvir Khera

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Jayvir Khera
Vasant Valley School, New Delhi

MLA 8
Khera, Jayvir. "ACCESSING THE IMPACT OF EDUCATION INCENTIVE SCHEMES IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 11, Nov. 2019, pp. 7011-7018, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=531. Accessed Nov. 2019.
APA
Khera, J. (2019, November). ACCESSING THE IMPACT OF EDUCATION INCENTIVE SCHEMES IN INDIA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(11), 7011-7018. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=531
Chicago
Khera, Jayvir. "ACCESSING THE IMPACT OF EDUCATION INCENTIVE SCHEMES IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 11 (November 2019), 7011-7018. Accessed November, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=531.

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Abstract:
The literacy rate in India lies at 74.02% which is much less than the global average of 86.3%. Despite public education is free, the literacy rate has increased at a sluggish rate over the past decade. Social barriers that revolve around the caste system are considered to be responsible for the reluctance of communities in accessing free public education. This paper has analyzed the need for implementing education incentive programs to promote formal education amongst those communities that have experienced historical oppression and women. The central and state governments in India have adopted Education Incentive Programs in the form of the Mid-day meal scheme at the national level and schemes The Mukhyamantri Balika Cycle Yojana at regional levels. Even though these schemes have improved literacy rates, their impact has been restricted. This paper looks into problems associated with the implementation of these schemes that stem from the lack of transparency in state structures and overarching social structures present in India. Lastly, this paper has sought to provide policy recommendations aimed at enhancing the ability of these schemes to achieve their potential by solving targeted problems.