It is true our country has made much progress over the past few decades by establishing various enabling structures for universalising education. The government has created enough infrastructure by way of schools, and the implementation of the Right to Education Act and the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan have helped push up enrolment rates in government schools to more than 95 percent. The mid-day meal scheme, however flawed in practice, does encourage children to attend school.
Anita Shekhu, the 37 year-old headmistress of government primary school in Seuwa village in Rajasthan's Churu district, is beaming. She has just managed to convince six dropouts to join her school.