Final Report National Evaluation of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidhalaya


  A National evaluation of the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) scheme was conducted by the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India in 12 States namely Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. In eight of the 12 States visited all the KGBVs sanctioned are functioning. In remaining States like Bihar (18), Jharkhand (19), Orissa (7) and Uttar Pradesh (27) there are KGBVs yet to be set up. The evaluation suggested that that the scheme has been able to create access to schooling facilities among the most disadvantaged. The study suggested that this programme has been very well received by the community and it has been able to respond to the felt needs of families in diverse poverty situations, including the remote/inaccessible locations.


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