West Bengal topped the rankings among large states in the 'Foundational Literacy and Numeracy Index,' and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sent her best wishes to teachers, parents, and education department staff on Friday.
Banerjee took to Twitter to announce the "exciting news," attaching a media piece with the facts. "West Bengal is in for a treat! On the 'Foundational Literacy and Numeracy Index,' we came in first among larger states. For this remarkable success, I congratulate all teachers, guardians, and personnel of our Education Department! "she sent out a tweet
West Bengal has occupied the top position and Bihar languished at the bottom in the 'large states' category on the 'Index on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy' -- an indicator of literacy among children below 10 years. There are four categories in which regions have been divided - large states, small states, union territories and North east.
The report was prepared by Institute for Competitiveness and released by Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (each pm) chairman Bibek Debroy recently.