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Female literacy rate up by 68 percent in India since Independence: Report



According to a World Bank India report, only 1 of 11 girls was literate at the time of India’s independence which makes only about nine percent. Currently, the same has increased by 68 per cent.

The female literacy rate has jumped to 77% while India’s male literacy rate stands at 84.7%. However, the female literacy rate is abysmally low in rural areas and in some pockets of urban areas. The literacy rate in rural India is 67.77% as compared to 84.11% in urban India.

As per the government’s National Sample Survey report, Kerala is the most literate state in the country with 92.2%, followed by union territory Lakshadweep (91.85%). The third-most literate state in the country is Mizoram (91.33%). Whereas Bihar has the lowest literacy rate in India at 61.8%, followed by Arunachal Pradesh at 65.3% and Rajasthan at 66.1%.

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