When asked which state has better literacy rate- we tend to shift to southern states. Truth is that Andhra Pradesh’s fee of 66.4% is the worst amongst all states in India and considerably decrease than Bihar’s 70.9%.
Equally, Telangana’s 72.8% is effectively under the national average of 77.7% whereas Assam is effectively above it at 85.9% and Karnataka’s 77.2% pales compared to Uttarakhand’s 87.6%, which is bettered solely by Kerala and Delhi among the many main states and UTs.
Information from report on schooling launched by the Nationwide Statistical Workplace (NSO) reveals these counter-intuitive truths exhibits that, at the very least in terms of literacy, notions of “developed states” will be deceptive.
Gap between male & female literacy is the smallest in Kerala.
The info is for 2017-18 and is for all aged 7 or extra. Not all preconceptions are improper although. Kerala stays by a long way, the very best among the many main states with a literacy fee of 96.2%.
Extra impressively, the gap between female and male literacy is the smallest in Kerala at simply 2.2 proportion factors. To place that in context, the gap on the all-India degree is 14. Four proportion factors with male literacy at 84.7% and feminine literacy at 70.3%.
Sometimes states with comparatively low literacy charges additionally, are likely to have the very best gender skews, however that’s not all the time true. Andhra Pradesh, for example, has a spot between female and male literacy charges of solely 13.9 proportion factors, whereas Rajasthan (23.2), Bihar (19.2) and UP (18.4) have pronounced gaps regardless of having higher total literacy charges.
The gap between city and rural literacy charges is of the identical order of magnitude as that between women and men. As soon as once more, Kerala has the bottom hole of 1.9 proportion factors. On the different finish of the spectrum depends are Telangana, the place city literacy is 23.Four proportion factors greater than rural literacy, and Andhra Pradesh, the place the distinction is 19.2 proportion factors.
The mixed impact of the gender and urban-rural skews signifies that the distinction between city male literacy and rural female literacy is at an alarming state with 27.2 proportion factors on the nationwide degree. In particular person states, it may be a lot worse. In Rajasthan, for instance, it’s 38.5 proportion factors (9.1% versus 52.6%) and in Telangana, 38 proportion factors
(91.7% versus 53.7%). Male city literacy is below 90% in solely 4 main states and under 85% in none of them.
In distinction, rural feminine literacy is above 80% solely in Kerala and under 70% in 13 of the 22 main states. In 4 of those, it’s under 60%.