Staff Reporter

Literacy rate of women in district is very low Literacy rate of women in district is very low when compared with other districts

Krishnagiri: The Department of Health should take up sustained awareness campaigns to increase consumption of iodised salt to 100 per cent.


The percentage of people consuming iodised salt in Krishnagiri district had rapidly increased from 27 to 69 per cent, said Collector Santhosh Babu at a review meeting here on Friday.


The Collector instructed officials concerned to focus on five major objectives including Education, Health, consumption of iodised salt, awareness on HIV/AIDS and Information Technology to increase the literacy level and ensure better service delivery of various Government schemes.

Panchayat presidents, Headmasters and Makkal Nala Paniyalargal should meet once in a month and discuss on the implementation of various works pertaining to the development of their panchayat. Mr. Babu said that the average literacy rate in the district especially that of women was very low when compared with other districts in the State.

The district administration had initiated steps to educate over 1.40 lakh women who are members of 7,000 Self-help groups. Literacy among SHGs was essential to create awareness on various Government schemes he said.


The Collector also stressed on the importance of toilets. The Government would provide an amount of Rs.1, 200 as subsidy for construction of individual household toilets he said. Project Officer UNICEF Devaraj District Coordinator P. Ganesamoorthi also spoke.