Mandla become First ‘functionally literate’ district in India
Tribal-dominated Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh has
become the first completely “functionally literate” district of India.
2011 survey, literacy rate in Mandla district was 68%.
Another report of 2020
highlights that, more than 2.25 lakh people in this district were not literate,
most of them were tribals from forest areas.
Tribals were frequently complaining to authorities regarding
money frauds they were facing.
Main reason for this was that tribals were not
To make people functionally literate, a major campaign was
launched on Independence Day 2020, in association with the school education
department, anganwadi & social workers, women and child development
department, to educate women and senior citizens.
With this campaign, entire district has turned into
functionally literate district, within two years.
Mandla is the first district of India to reach this mark,
where people were able to write their names, read and count.