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Education of Migrant Construction Workers in Bangalore: Issues and Concerns

Saturday, March 16, 2024 - 16:14
Latha N
Research Associate, CESS

Education plays a critical role in holistic development – the mental, physical and the emotional development of the children. The Sustainable development goal 4 calls for ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030. There are various policies and programmes implemented by the central as well as the state government in India to promote the school education. Some of them include establishment of National Education Framework, enactment of Right to Education Act 2009 with the mandate of providing free textbooks, uniforms and mid-day meals to all government school children, Sarva Shikshana Abhiyan etc. Despite of these initiatives, there are numerous challenges, including lack of equal access to education which is predominantly evident in rural and under-privileged communities such as migrant construction workers.