High school dropout rates in India continue to pose a challenge to educational goals, with several states exceeding the national average.
Bihar, Gujarat, Assam, and Punjab are among the seven states where the secondary level dropout rates are higher than the national average.
The government aims to achieve a 100% Gross Enrolment Rate but faces obstacles due to dropout rates.
West Bengal has made progress in reducing dropout rates at the elementary level, but further improvement is needed at the secondary level.
Delhi is addressing the issue of out-of-school children through the PRABANDH portal, emphasizing the importance of mainstreaming them.
Madhya Pradesh has experienced positive trends with declining dropout rates at the secondary level, thanks to innovative enrollment strategies.
Maharashtra has shown progress in reducing the annual average dropout rate, but certain districts still face persistent challenges.
Specific districts in Uttar Pradesh have alarmingly high dropout rates, highlighting the need for targeted interventions.
Rajasthan has witnessed a steady improvement in the overall dropout rate, but disparities among scheduled tribes and Muslim children persist.
Factors such as domestic work and family labor contribute to school dropout, with societal implications revealed in a UNICEF survey