by Liza Mihin
Literacy is essential for eradicating poverty and mental isolation, for cultivating peaceful and friendly relation and for permitting the free play of demographic process. Illiteracy, on the other hand, takes away from man his dignity, perpetuates ignorance, poverty and mental isolation, deters peaceful and friendly relations and free democratic process and hampers social advancement, economic growth and political maturity.
Arunachal Pradesh is late starter in formal education. The actual opening era of education came in state after India became independent in 1947. The process of development was slow but steady because of many unfavourable factors like inaccessibility, lack of interest of administration, illiteracy and ignorance of local people and lack of communication etc. In Arunachal Pradesh till independence literacy rate was only less than 1 percent. In the succeeding five years plans, an increasing percentage of expenditure on education has given good result despite of formidable constraints. Present literacy rate of male is 73.69 and female is 59.57, male-female disparity is observe as 14.12. It is observed that good fruit of education in the state is achieved though the females are lagging behind the males.
Mihin L. 2018. Development Scenario of Education in Arunachal Pradesh and Comparative Study of Male Female Literacy, Dera Natung Government College Research Journal, 3, 25-35.