UEE in Urban Area
Special Focus on Education of Children from Urban Deprived Groups in India
The fast but uneven process of urbanization in India has left a large part of the population without essential facilities including education. Children belong to poor households particularly those stuck in the process of urbanization suffered the most without the basic needs such as food, shelter, health and education as well. Despite many educational policies and schemes, many children from urban areas were deprived ofeducational facilities. Although recent data indicates improvement in enrolment status of children in urban areas,a huge proportion of children belong to never enrolled or enrolled but currently not attending categories. Inequalities from gender perspective can also be seen in such urban deprived groups which often lead to drop out of girls from school particularly after the completion of primary education. The situation has worsened during pandemic period. In view of above, an attempt is made to find out the existing educational opportunities available for these children and the visible challenges they are facing in their schooling particularly in urban context.