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DEPRIVED URBAN CHILDREN (DUC)  

A large number of Out of School children are working children and they are the Hard-to-reach group. They are the most vulnerable and elusive group of children among the out-of school children and hence require cautious and concentrated attention to ensure their protection and educational rights.

A Jyoti Kendra is set up in urban area for street and slum children of age group 6-14 years. Children are given education and then they are mainstreamed in nearby formal schools. children who are at the railway platform, children who commute daily from different parts to the city (usually found in near railway platforms, bus stands, markets, etc.), juvenile delinquents and children of commercial sex workers

The District wise status of Jyoti Kendra:

 
Sl. No Name of District Centres as on January, 2009  Present Learner excluding Mainstreaming No. of learners mainstreamed
1 Barpeta 42 982 391
2 Bongaigaon 35 904 455
3 Cachar 58 1025 597
4 Darrang 45 1446 411
5 Dhemaji 9 415 309
6 Dhubri 84 1933 884
7 Dibrugarh 73 2106 623
8 Goalpara 12 538 220
9 Golaghat 38 557 595
10 Hailakandi 25 495 147
11 Jorhat 26 985 602
12 Kamrup 277 7477 3800
13 KarbiAnlong 20 396 663
14 Karimganj 40 708 125
15 Kokrajhar 16 514 78
16 Lakhimpur 33 1344 600
17 Morigaon 9 152 216
18 Nagaon 111 1830 983
19 Nalbari 39 702 325
20 NC Hills 9 329 200
21 Sivasagar 34 1024 320
22 Sonitpur 36 1160 165
23 Tinsukia 50 663 731
Total: 1121 27685 13440