🔥 World Literacy Day 2020 | Kerala once again became the most educated state in the country, with a literacy rate of 96.2%. Andhra Pradesh lagged behind with a literacy rate of 66.4%. NSO published a report on the literacy rate in India Kerala with a literacy rate of 96.2% becomes again the most educated state in the country, Andhra Pradesh with 66.4% and a literacy rate of 14.4% among women than men
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- The survey, conducted by NSO, estimated the country’s literacy rate at around 77.7 percent.
- In 1966, UNESCO celebrated World Literacy Day for the first time at the United Nations Department of Education and Culture
In a literacy report published by the National Bureau of Statistics (NSO), Kerala is again the most educated state in the country, with a literacy rate of 96.2 percent. While Andhra Pradesh was the state with the lowest literacy rate at 66.4 percent. Household Social Consumption: Education in India Age Part of Round 75 of the National Sample Survey – From July 2017 to June 2018 This report published government data on the literacy rate for people aged seven and over.
Delhi came in second
According to the published report, Delhi was second after Kerala. Uttarakhand finished third, Himachal Pradesh fourth and Assam fifth among the top literacy states in the country. On the other hand, Rajasthan ranked second in the country in terms of worst performance. At the same time, the literacy rate in rural areas was 73.5 percent, 14.2 percent below that in urban areas (87.7 percent).
Top 5 literacy states in the country
6 least educated states in the country
The literacy rate of women is 14.4 percent lower than that of men
That being said, there was a huge difference in the literacy rate between women and men in the country. While the male literacy rate in the report is 84.7 percent, the female literacy rate is 14.4 percent lower than that of men, or 70.3 percent. The survey also found that the literacy rate of men is higher than that of women in all states in the country. This difference was also found in countries with good and poor literacy rates.
Literacy rates of women and men
Rural and urban families involved
The survey conducted by NSO included 64,519 rural households in 8,097 villages and 49,238 urban households in 6,188 blocks across the country. The report also found that about 4 percent of rural households and 23 percent of urban households have computers. Among 15 to 29 year olds, around 24 percent in rural areas and 56 percent in urban areas were able to use computers.