ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Primary Education : New Labels for Old

Teachers in Orissa’s Non-Formal Education (NFE) Programme are faced with the threat of losing their jobs. These teachers, numbering about 40,000, have been working on a meagre salary of Rs 200 per month since 1996, many of them in remote, inaccessible districts of the state. To draw attention to their plight, early this month seven of the teachers went so far as to set themselves on fire outside the residence of the speaker of the state assembly in Bhubaneswar.

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