What is the New India Literacy Programme?

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Recently Government of India announced a New India Literacy Programme for the year 2022-23 to 2026-27

About New India Literacy Programme:

  • Objectives: It aims to support the States and Union Territories in promoting literacy among non-literates in the age group of 15 and above.
  • Components: (i) Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (ii) Critical Life Skills, (iii) Vocational Skills Development, (iv) Basic Education and (v) Continuing Education.
  • Coverage: The programme aims to cover a target of 5.00 crore learners during the five years under Foundational Literacy and Numeracy component. 



  • The Central and State shares are in the ratio of 60:40 for all States.
  • North Eastern Region (NER) and Himalayan States where the sharing pattern between the Centre and the State is in the ratio of 90:10.
  • For UTs with legislature the ratio is 60:40, except in the UT of Jammu & Kashmir where the ratio is 90:10
  • For all other UTs without legislature the Central share is 100%.


Q1) What is NISHTHA?

NISHTHA is an acronym for National Initiative for School Heads’ & Teachers’ Holistic Advancement. It is a capacity building programme for "Improving Quality of School Education through Integrated Teacher Training" and aims to build competencies among all the teachers and school principals at the elementary stage.

Source: PIB