Nearly 70 per cent of migrant children in Maharashtra’s Thane and Palghar districts are deprived of education, according to a survey.
Nearly 87 per cent children, mostly of the migrant brick kiln workers, were deprived of education in 2010, 77 per cent in 2011, 60 per cent in 2012-13 and 70 per cent in 2013-14, as per the survey conducted by two Palghar-based NGOs- Shramajivi Sanghatana and Vidhayak Sansad.
Despite the government’s move to provide education to all under the RTE, a considerable number of children were kept away from education and even deprived of the health care facilities, a delegation of the NGOs pointed out while submitting a memorandum in this regard to Governor C Vidyasagar Rao during his visit.
Vidhyak Sansad is an NGO conducting survey and analysis of various government and private scheme.
The Shramjivi Sanghatana works for the uplift of tribals in Maharashtra.