The number of students enrolled in government-run primary and upper primary schools in Uttar Pradesh has declined from 3.71 crore in 2012-13 to 3.64 crore in 2015-16.
According to a report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, CAG, enrolments in private-unaided schools increased by 36.5 per cent between 2010 and 2016, whereas government schools registered a decline of 18.6 per cent. The CAG report on general and social sectors for financial year 2015-16 was tabled in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly recently.
The CAG found that 6.22 lakh children in the state were not provided school books during 2012-16 despite it receiving adequate funds under the Sarva Siksha Abhiyan.
The report also said, the UP government provided only one set of uniform to the children under the Sarva Siksha Abhiyan during 2011-12, though two set of uniforms were approved under the project and fund were released accordingly.