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Literacy Rate among the Indian States: Census 2011

10-OCT-2016 15:49

    In the census 2011, a person aged seven and above, who can both read and write with understanding in any language is treated as literate. A person, who can only read but can’t write, is not literate. India's literacy rate is at 74.04%.Kerala is the most literate state in India, with 93.91% literacy. Bihar is the least literate state in India, with a literacy of 63.82%.

    S.N.

    State/ Union Territory

    Literacy Rate in % (Person)

    Literacy Rate in % (Male)

    Literacy Rate in % (Female)

    1.

    Kerala

    94.0

    96.1

    92.1

    2.

    Lakshadweep

    91.8

    95.6

    87.9

    3.

    Mizoram

    91.3

    93.3

    89.3

    4.

    Goa

    88.7

    92.6

    84.7

    5.

    Tripura

    87.2

    91.5

    82.7

    6.

    Daman & Diu

    87.1

    91.5

    79.5

    7.

    Andaman & Nicobar Island

    86.6

    90.3

    82.4

    8.

    NCT of Delhi

    86.2

    90.9

    80.8

    9.

    Chandigarh

    86.0

    90.0

    81.2

    10.

    Puducherry

    85.8

    91.3

    80.7

    11.

    Himachal pradesh

    82.8

    89.5

    75.9

    12.

    Maharashtra

    82.3

    88.4

    75.9

    13.

    Sikkim

    81.4

    86.6

    75.6

    14.

    Tamil Nadu

    80.1

    86.8

    73.4

    15.

    Nagaland

    79.6

    82.8

    76.1

    16.

    Manipur

    79.2

    86.1

    72.4

    17.

    Uttrakhand

    78.8

    87.4

    70.0

    18.

    Gujarat

    78.0

    85.8

    69.7

    19.

    West Bengal

    76.3

    81.7

    70.5

    20.

    Dadra & Nagar Haveli

    76.2

    85.2

    64.3

    21.

    Punjab

    75.8

    80.4

    70.7

    22.

    Haryana

    75.6

    84.1

    65.9

    23.

    Karnataka

    75.4

    82.5

    68.1

    24.

    Meghalaya

    74.4

    76.0

    72.9

    25.

    Odisha

    72.9

    81.6

    64.0

    26.

    Assam

    72.2

    77.8

    66.3

    27.

    Chhattisgarh

    70.3

    80.3

    60.2

    28.

    Madhya pradesh

    69.3

    78.7

    59.2

    29.

    Uttar pradesh

    67.7

    77.3

    57.2

    30.

    Jammu & Kashmir

    67.2

    76.8

    56.4

    31.

    Andhra pradesh

    67.0

    74.9

    59.1

    32.

    Jharkhand

    66.4

    76.8

    55.4

    33.

    Rajasthan

    66.1

    79.2

    52.1

    34.

    Arunachal Pradesh

    65.4

    72.6

    57.7

    35.

    Bihar

    61.8

    71.2

    51.5

    Source: Census 2011, India 2016

    India's literacy rate is at 74.04%. This fact is not very encouraging to a country like India which is dreaming to become a global player in every aspect of development.  So if India really wants to become a global player it has to increase its expenditure on the education. All the developed countries of the world are spending more than 5% of their GDP while India is spending less than 3% of GDP.

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