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Literacy Ratio


It refers to the number of literates as a % of total population.

 
Important Fact

 

In 1951, 1/4 of males and 1/12 of females were literate. On an average, 1/6 of the people were literate. In 2001, 76% males and 54% females were literate. Overall literacy ratio was 65%.

Males - 86% in urban areas and 71% in rural areas are literate.


Females - 73% in urban areas and 46% in rural areas are literate .

Literacy Rate Among States
 

State

%

Kerala

Goa

Tamilnadu

Maharashtra

H.P

Bihar

Rajasthan

U.P.

90%

82%

73%

77%

77%

47%

> 60 %

> 60%

 

According to an estimate, it would take more than 30 years for Indian population to be fully literate.





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