Deputy Prime Minister Manish Sisodia congratulated his government’s education team on Monday after Delhi was ranked second best in the country for literacy rates.
“Delhi ranks second in the country for literacy rates. Congratulations #TeamEducation Delhi. We will continue to strive to achieve 100%. Stress relief should be a top priority. Suicide every hour is unacceptable! Initiatives like @HappinessDelhi are the order of the day and need to be widespread, ”Sisodia said in a tweet retweeted by Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
The report on “Social consumption in households: Education in India as part of the 75th round of the national sample survey – from July 2017 to June 2018” contains government data on the literacy rate among people aged seven and over.
According to the study, Delhi has the best literacy rate after Kerala with 88.7 percent, followed by Uttarkhand with 87.6 percent, Himachal Pradesh with 86.6 percent and Assam with 85.9 percent.
With 96.2 percent literacy, Kerala has once again become the best-educated state in the country, while Andhra Pradesh was at the bottom with a rate of 66.4 percent. This was the result of a report based on a survey by the National Statistical Office (NSO).
On the flip side, Rajasthan is the second worst performer with a literacy rate of 69.7 percent. Bihar has a literacy rate of 70.9 percent, Telangana 72.8 percent, Uttar Pradesh 73 percent, and Madhya Pradesh 73.7 percent.
The study has set the literacy rate in the country at 77.7 percent. In rural areas, the literacy rate is 73.5 percent compared to 87.7 percent in urban areas.