GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Human Resource Development
DEPARTMENT OF ELEMENTARY EDUCATION AND LITERACY
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 1378
TO BE ANSWERED ON 07.08.2006
Education for Urban Poor Children .
SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-
(a)whether his Ministry has any programme for Primary Education for Children of Urban Poor;
(b)If so, the details thereof; and
(c) whether his Ministry has any cooperative programme including funding and grants to NGOs that are running programmes for Primary education for Children of Urban Poor?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
(SHRIMATI D. PURANDESWARI)
(a) & (b) Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), which is being implemented in a partnership of the Central and State Governments for universalizing elementary education, focuses on all disadvantaged children including deprived Urban Children. Opening of new schools in deficit areas, strengthening of existing schools and flexible schooling facilities for street children, dropouts, older `never enrolled children`, are some of the specific interventions to enhance access to elementary education for urban children.
(c) SSA encourages involvement of NGOs in various aspects of programme including running of programmes for urban deprived children,