Why?

A majority of the population in India lives in villages. And despite of the economic boom the country is experiencing, the contribution of rural folks to this uprising economy is not significant. The need of the hour is to bring the rural talent on an equal platform of opportunities by educating, enshrining and empowering them; leaving alone our geographical outlines in the national interest.

Fact File/ FACTs at a Glance
Decline in Education due to rampant Drug Abuse: 2 out of 3 school going students take drugs while 7 out of 10 college going students are into drugs.
Declining growth rates of focused states. Today, Punjab has slipped to position 5 from being the No. 1 in 1990 in terms of per capita income as reported by the 12th five-year plan; Punjab is the slowest growing state, even slower than Jharkhand.

State wise Growth Rates: 2009-10 to 2011-12 (At Constant 2004-05) Prices

 
S.N. State 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12
1 Haryana 11.00 9.59 8.12
2 H.P. 8.12 8.80 7.59
3. Punjab 6.29 6.81 5.68
4. Rajasthan 4.30 9.69 4.41
5. UP 6.10 7.86 6.23

http://pbplanning.gov.in/pdf/merged_document.pdf
http://unidow.com/india%20home%20eng/statewise_gdp.html

Declining Literacy rate in the northern states: 69% rural households in Punjab do not have any matriculates. And 48.10% students dropout before class 10th. The State spending on Education has come down drastically. Spending on education has come down to Rs.525/- per capita while the earning from the sale of liquor alone is Rs.820/- per capita.

Literacy Rate: Census 2011

 
S.N. State Literacy Rate (2011 Census) Male Female
1 Haryana 76.6 85.4 66.8
2 H.P. 83.8 90.8 76.6
3. Punjab 76.7 81.5 71.3
4. Rajasthan 67.7 67.1 80.5
5. UP 69.7 79.2 59.3

http://www.mapsofindia.com/census2011/literacy-rate.html
Census 2011 shows that the sex ratio has improved for these states from Census 2001 but still a long way to go for gender equity.

Sex Ration 2011

 
S.N. State Census 2001 Census 2011 % Increased
1 Haryana 861 877 1.86%
2 H.P. 968 974 0.62%
3. Punjab 876 893 1.94%
4. Rajasthan 921 926 0.54%
5. UP 898 908 1.11%

http://www.mapsofindia.com/census2011/female-sex-ratio.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

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