West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee exults after Bengal logs top rank in literacy among children up to ten years

Kolkata, Dec 17 (UNI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday congratulated the teaching community and other stakeholders after the state secured the top rank in the “large states’ section on an index that evaluates literacy in children aged ten years and below.

The report on the ‘Index on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy’ was prepared by ‘Institute for Competitiveness’ and released by Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) chairman Bibek Deb in New Delhi on Thursday.

Taking to Twitter, Banerjee said: “Great news for West Bengal, We have secured the top rank

among larger states in the “Foundation Literacy & Numeracy Index”.

“I congratulate all teachers, guardians and members of our education department for this

outstanding achievement, ” she posted on her Twitter handle.

According to a report, under the “Foundation & Literacy Index”, the regions have been divided

into four categories — large, small states, Union Territories and North East.

“The top-scoring regions are Kerala (67.95) and West Bengal (58.95) in small and large states, respectively, ” the EAC-PM said in a statement.

Bihar hit the bottom among the larger states. In the ‘small states’ category, Kerala topped the list

and Jharkhand was adjudged the worst performer on the index.


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