World Literacy Day: Is all the talk of development just hogwash! There’s almost a 20% gap between male and female literacy levels in India!
Ever since UNESCO proclaimed September 8 as the International Literacy Day, we have been celebrating it every year. The aim is to highlight the importance of being a literate, which means anyone above the age of seven who can read and write with understanding in any language, with respect to individuals, communities, societies and countries. Let’s start with our own country – India where the majority lives in rural areas. But can we consider these areas at par with urban areas in term of adult literacy, access to primary schooling, computer accessibility and other facilities? Let’s find out!
The National Sample Survey Office (
Rural areas Vs Urban areas:
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Adult literacy (age 15 years and above):
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With regard to attending Govt. institutions:
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