How PM’s EAC brings the focus back on the ECCE
Let us first recognise that there is a fundamental challenge in early education years, that has been severely underestimated in the education planning strategy of India.
Perhaps that is why the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council released a report titled The State of Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN) in India in December, 2021. The report points out that effective implementation of FLN can potentially grow our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 7.39%, when the benefits are calculated over 20 years. This implies that FLN investments will contribute $3.8 trillion to India’s GDP of $ 19.3 trillion.