democracy. After creating awareness in respect of these essentlal needs and issues the adult learner himself should be expected to ask for adult literacy, the stary should be in respect of creation of awareness for essential needs and from there work backward to adult literacy.
ii) While the mass campaign strategy may be tried out further, the alternative model being employed by the Department of Education through Mahila Samakhya may be closely monitored and its application for adult literacy examined-considering that the objective of this project is to create awareness regarding issues of survival and there by generate felt needs.
iii) The mass campaign strategy as well as the Mahila Samakhya model may be objectively evaluated to look for meanigful lessons for the future.
iv) On most of the developmental problems and matters, realting to fundamental rights, social justice etc. the majority of the illiterates more often than not find themselves in positions of conflict with the official authorities.genuine initiatives for adult - education programmes. voluntary agencies, community groups, political parties and their mass organisations should be facilitated.
v) While NLM goes ahead with its planned literacy campaign in the Eighth Five Year Plan period, an independent study group should be commissioned to evaluate the programme, particularly with a view to arrive at an understanding of what may be appropriate strategies to remove adult illiteracy in the quicker possible time . The evalution may also look into the various alternative models and study their relevance with respect to diverse sociocultural and political conditions in different parts of India. Theobjective basis what approaches do not yield results, so that, five years later, at least those models may not be encouraged.