Significant boost in the literacy rate – Census 2011

Some good tidings on the literacy front, as it have increased from 64.8 % in the past decade to touch 74 % in 2011.

Significantly, the female literacy level saw a noteworthy jump as compared to males. The female literacy in 2001 was 53.7 % and it has gone up to 65.5 % in 2011. The male literacy, in comparison rose from 75.3 % to 82.1 %. The Gap between male and female literacy levels has come down from 21.6 % points in 2001 to 16.7%.

Ten States and Union Territories, including Kerala, Lakshadweep, Mizoram, Tripura, Goa, Daman and Diu, Pondicherry, Chandigarh, NCT of Delhi and Andaman and Nicobar Islands achieved a literacy rate of above 85 %.

Whereas, Bihar, is at the bottom with 63.8 % literacy rate.


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