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Table 7 Share of female and para-teachers in government primary schools in Uttarakhand by school remoteness, year 2008–09

From: Preferences and skills of Indian public sector teachers

  No. of Teachers Female Para No source Grade 1
Remoteness schools per school share share Electricity of water enrollment
Urban 387 3.166 .735 .031 .407 .059 10215
Rural:        
Distance to HQ 0–10 km 2820 2.628 .604 .095 .245 .079 41760
Distance to HQ 11–20 km 2968 2.296 .496 .147 .168 .114 31447
Distance to HQ 21–40 km 3843 2.106 .467 .198 .111 .122 33709
Distance to HQ 40+ km 1908 1.966 .393 .252 .070 .136 15027
  1. Notes: Source: DISE 2008–09. ‘Distance to HQ’ is the distance to the block headquarters (Block is an administrative sub-unit of a district). A ‘source of water’ is either a tap, hand pump or a well. ‘Para’ share refers to the share of teachers, who are para-teachers.