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Bihar leads in number of children missing out on school

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Apr 15 (UNI) Bihar, lagging far behind other states in development, has also the highest number of children who do not go to school.

According to the latest report of the Human Resource Development Ministry the number of such children in the state is 31,76,624, which is 17 per cent of the total number of children in the school-going age group.

Bihar is followed by Uttar Pradesh where 29,95,208 children are deprived of education, constituting 8.15 per cent of the children in this age group.

West Bengal comes third with 12,13,205 children not attending schools, which is 8.67 per cent of such children in the state.

West Bengal is followed by Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Maharashtra and Gujarat, the report says.


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