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10 lakh kids out of school in Karnataka: High Court informed

Hearing in the case was adjourned to July 19
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PTI   |   Bangalore   |   Published 08.07.22, 01:18 AM

Karnataka High Court has been informed that as many as 10 lakh children below the age of 14 in the state are out of schools and anganwadis.

The survey report was submitted to the court by amicus curiae in a public interest litigation (PIL) senior advocate K. N Phaneendra.

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The court initiated the PIL on its own in 2013 and acting Chief Justice Alok Aradhe heard the case on Wednesday.

The submission contains the status report of children collected through door-to-door surveys conducted by various government departments including urban development, rural development, women and child development department and others.

The court recorded the report and directed the committee of higher officials constituted by it to meet on July 16 and find ways to bring back children, especially those between three and six years of age, to anganwadis.

Hearing in the case was adjourned to July 19.

The survey was conducted in rural Karnataka in October 2021 and in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and 319 urban local body limits in March 2022.

The report says 15,338 children aged between six and 14 are out of school across Karnataka. Another 4.54 lakh children below the age of three are not enrolled in anganwadis. An additional 5.33 lakh children between 4 and 6 are also not enrolled. So a total of 10.12 lakh children are out of the education system in the state.

In urban areas, a total of 33.42 lakh homes were surveyed and 13.73 lakh children below the age of 18 were identified. In rural areas, 84.02 lakh homes were surveyed and 35.24 children were identified. 

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