03-10-2015, 04:40 PM
Digital Atlas of gender identify underperforming areas and pockets of the country for girls marginality as scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and Muslim minorities in education has been developed. The gender of the Atlas has been developed as a management tool to allow participatory make critical decisions and actions by the Ministry of Human Resource Development in the pockets where the gender gap exists. The Atlas was launched by the Minister of Human Resource Development Smriti Irani a function of Raipur yesterday.
Using data available from government, the atlas allows specifying and comparing development statewide, district and block. Provides information on indicators of education for girls in primary, upper primary and secondary levels, senior ministers, officials said. Secretary, School Education and Literacy Vrinda Sarup told the media here that in order to plan and implement educational interventions, gender Atlas will help to identify and ensure equitable education with a focus on vulnerable girls, including children with disabilities.
The tool has been developed with the support of UNICEF and help identify underperforming geographical pockets for girls, especially the marginalized groups such as scheduled castes, schedule tribes and Muslim minorities in education related to gender specific indicators. Available on the website of the Ministry is ready to use administrators States / districts / blocks education or other collective interest to ensure to ensure equitable education with focus on vulnerable girls. The atlas provides a comparative analysis of gender-related individual indicators over three years to allow an assessment of visual change and understanding whether any intervention introduced in geography and has worked at some point or not, said Ms Sarup .
Using data available from government, the atlas allows the user to navigate between geographical representation and numerical data at state, district and block and provides information on education indicators of girls in primary, upper primary and secondary level. Although India has achieved high enrollment rates for girls in primary and upper primary levels of education, the enrollment of girls in secondary level remains lower. While in upper primary representation of girls in total enrollment is 48.66 percent, the percentage of high school is 47.29. Officials were optimistic that Atlas will provide trend analysis and monitoring of the performance of the individual gender-related indicators through a period of three years.