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Highest literacy (most eduacated) rate in India state wise

Highest literacy (most eduacated) rate in India state wise
  • Kerala is the most literate state in India, with 96.2% literacy rate.
  • After Kerala, Delhi has the highest literacy rate in the country at 88.7%.
  • Whereas, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Bihar have the worst literacy rate, as per the report.
  • At an all-India level, the male literacy rate is higher at 84.7% compared to 70.3% among women.
“There can be no joy greater than reading, no friend greater than knowledge,” Prime Minister Narendra said. For more than 50 years, International Literacy Day has been reminding everyone about the importance of literacy. About 733 million people in the world are unable to read and write during a pandemic, UNESCO said. As we work toward raising awareness about the importance of literacy, here’s a look at Indian states that have shown improvement.

According to Census 2001, India’s literacy rate was 65.38%, and over two decades India has made significant progress in improving literacy. In India, about 77.7% of people can read and write, a recent report said. About 73.5% living in rural areas, and 87.7% of people living in urban areas are literate.

Kerala is the most literate state in India, with a 96.2% literacy rate, according to a report based on a National Statistical Office survey. After Kerala, Delhi has the highest literacy rate in the country at 88.7%. Whereas, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Bihar have the worst literacy rate, as per the report.

At an all-India level, the male literacy rate is higher, at 84.7%, compared to 70.3% among women.

The report on ‘Household Social Consumption: Education in India as part of the 75th round of National Sample Survey – from July 2017 to June 2018’ provides for state-wise detail of literacy rate among the persons aged seven years and above.

These are India’s most literate states — ranked:

​1.Kerala

​1.Kerala
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Literacy rate: 96.2%

Kerala has been the most literate state in India for a few years now. However, in Kerala also, male literacy (97.4%) is more than the female literacy rate (95.2%).

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​2. Delhi

​2. Delhi
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Literacy rate: 88.7%

Delhi has emerged as the second most literate state/union territory in the country. In Delhi, 93.7% male population is literate in comparison to the 82.4% literate female population.

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3.Uttarakhand​

3.Uttarakhand​
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Literacy rate: 87.6%

After Kerala and Delhi, Uttarakhand is the third literate state in India. In Uttarakhand, male literacy stands at 94.3%, whereas female literacy is 80.7%.

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​4.Himachal Pradesh

​4.Himachal Pradesh
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Literacy rate: 86.6%

Like every other state, Himachal Pradesh too has a wide gap between male literacy and female literacy. The male literacy rate in Himachal Pradesh is 92.9%, and the female literacy rate is 80.5%

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​5.Assam

​5.Assam
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Literacy rate: 85.9%

In Assam, the male literacy rate is 90.1%, whereas the female literacy rate is 81.2%.

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