Independence Day Special:  Education A Step To Development
Education In India
At a time when our country is celebrating its 70th year of Independence, the government of India has taken several steps to improve the education sector.

If we turn the pages of Indian history, it has changed a lot since Independence in terms of economy and education. The government is trying its level best to implement various scholarship schemes and other facilities for the under privileged children to pursue higher education.

In this era, the children are provided free education and other facilities related to it. Now, we have an Act to make education a fundamental right of every child. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act or Right to Education Act (RTE), is an Act of the Parliament of India enacted on 4 August 2009, makes education a fundamental right of every child between the ages of 6 and 14 and specifies minimum norms in elementary schools.  

If statistics are to be believed then after the Independence the First Five Year Plan had 
7.9% of total plan outlay allocated for education. 

In Second and Third Plan the allocations were 5.8% and 6.9% respectively. However, the percentage of literacy was 19.3 in 1951 and the literacy percentage shot up to 65.4% in 2001.
Year by year, the literacy rate is strengthening in our country. Respective states of our country are devoted towards the education sector as they believe that education is a first step of development.