The Government of Kerala is committed to protect the idea and culture of public education in the state. The state’s early initiatives in public as well as continuing education sectors have been extremely successful. The Total Literacy Programme, spearheaded by the Left Democratic Front Government in 1989, remains one of the most successful campaigns in the last 25 years that determined the destiny of Kerala. With a literacy rate of 93.94%, Kerala is currently the most literate state in India, whereas the national average is just 74%. With a focus on continuing education, the mission reached out to the most deprived of classes and transformed Kerala into a model state. Educators across the world have since been visiting the state’s institutions to study the much applauded public and continuing education system.
Literacy Programme for Migrant Labourers
The LDF Government in office takes it up as its responsibility to continue the literacy mission. In recent times, Kerala has become the most desired destination for migrant labourers, owing to the state’s better wage rates, infrastructure facilities and quality of life. (more…)
The State government has formulated Haritha Keralam Mission with the slogan – Pachayiloode Vrithiyilekku (towards cleanliness through green”) aimed at creating a new Kerala. It is an effort to deal with some of the contemporary challenges the State is facing. The problem of solid and biodegradable waste has become grave to the extent of posing a major threat to the State. The rivers, streams and ponds which used to be abundant in water seems to be crying for water to quench their thirst. Contamination of water sources poses a big threat of the spread of infectious diseases.
Unplanned and haphazard construction activities, exploitation of nature have adversely affected living conditions. Along with toxic vegetables around, the picture of the challenges faced by environment in the State becomes clear. We will not be able to move forward on the path of development without addressing these challenges. (more…)