Apart from lack of education among the younger generationthere is also the problem of adult illiteracy. Many people in ourcountry don't receive education because of poverty, lack of educational facilities or social conditioning,especially in case of girls. we have many adult education programmes nowrunning all over the country. The aim is to provide functional literacy to maximum people .Many adult education centers & libraries have been opened. In the year 1951 only 18% of our people were literate. Now about 74% had achieved literacy. Some states like Kerala have about 94% literacy rate. Though states like Rajasthan, Bihar & Madhya Pradesh are still backward.