LAKSHADWEEP LITERACY MISSION
Lakshadweep islands lie scattered in the Arabian Sea between 111 to 222 Nautical Miles off the cost of Kerala. There are 27 islands of which 10- are inhabited. As per 2001 census Lakshadweep has a population of 60,595 of which 31,118 are males and 29,477 are females. Lakshadweep enjoys third place in the country with 87.5% literacy, the male literacy rate is 81.56%.
Though in Lakshadweep Adult Education Programme was begun as early as 1987, with the adoption of total literacy campaign in 1992 at national level, the Adult Education centers opened in 1987 were wound up. Presently only 6 Vidya Kendras for neo Literals are being run in the islands. Lakshadweep Administration has an ambitious programme to make Lakshadweep a totally literate territory by educating the identified 6504 adult illiterates.