June 23, 2024

Why in news ?

Union government is set to launch a new scheme called “NIPUN Bharat Initiative”. It will be launched to improve numeracy, foundational reading, and understanding for early-stage students.

About ‘NIPUN Bharat Mission’

  • NIPUN stands for “National Initiative for Proficiency in reading with Understanding and Numeracy”.
  • This scheme would provide an enabling environment in a bid to ensure universal acquisition of foundational literacy and numeracy.
  • It will ensure that every child achieves desired learning competencies in reading, writing, and numeracy by end of Grade 3, by the year 2026-27.
  • This initiative will be a part of school education programme, Samagra Shiksha.

Which is the implementing agency?

NIPUN Bharat initiative will be implemented by school education department of Union government. In order to implement it, a five-tier implementation mechanism will be set up at national, state, district, block, and school levels across all states and Union territories.

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