The rate of drop outs from school is one of the major problems in achieving the objective of 100 % literacy levels. The rate is higher at higher levels of education and among females.
A large section of the population lives below poverty line and do not have access to basic educational facilities. A substantial section cannot afford to reach higher education. The education at tertiary level is also not job-oriented and does not suit the needs of the poor who drop out from school in search of casual or low wage employment to earn a living.