It’s a dry land, as befits any part of Rajasthan, but Alwar district’s rural blocks are also poor and backward, especially in education. The demographic profile is almost uniformly scheduled tribe (Meena) or scheduled caste (Chamar, Jatav, Balai, Regar, Nut). Development in any form presents a challenge but education gets the lowest priority even among the parents who feel it is a distraction from the more important task of helping out with the daily chores. Failure is the usual rep