Literacy Status in india

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Literacy Status

  • Literacy rate has gone up from 64.83 per cent in 2001 to 74.04 per cent in 2011 showing an increase of 9.21 percentage points.
  • Percentage growth in literacy during 2001-2011 is 38.82; males : 31.98% & females : 49.10%.
  • Literates constitute 74 per cent of the total population aged seven and above and illiterates form 26 per cent.
  • Ten states and UTs viz. Kerala, Lakshadweep, Mizoram, Tripura, Goa, Daman & Diu, Puducherry, Chandigarh, NCT of Delhi and Andaman& Nicobar Islands have achieved literacy rate of above 85 per cent, the target set by the Planning Commission to be achieved by 9011-12.
  • Top 5 States/UTs (as per the Literacy rate) State/UT Literacy Rate

Kerala                           93.91
Lakshadweep             92.28
Mizoram                       91.58
Tripura                          87.75
Goa                                87.40

  • Least 5 States/UTs (as per the Literacy rate)

State/UT                 Literacy Rate
Bihar                             63.82
Arunachal Pradesh   66.95
Rajasthan                    67.06
Jharkhand                   67.63
Andhra Pradesh         67.66
Density of Population 2001-2011 (Density is defined as the Number of Persons per sq. km.)
2001       2011        Difference % Difference
                      Density 325 382 57                17.5

  • Top five States/UTs as per the Population Density – 2011 are NCT of Delhi (11,297) and Chandigarh (9,252)
  • Bottom two States/UTs as per Population Density – 2011 are Arunachal Pradesh (17) and Andaman and Nicobar Islands (46)

Significant issues in Indian population report 2011 –             Population growth rate is decreased.
Literacy rate is increased.
–           Child sex ratio is decreased from 933 in 1991-
2001 to 914 in 2001-11.

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