India’s literacy level is 74%: 2011 census

India’s literacy level is 74%: 2011 census

New Delhi: India’s literacy level has increased by 9.21 percent in the past 10 years to reach 74.04 percent, according to provisional data of the 2011 census released here on March 31.

According to the data, literates constitute 74 percent of the total  population aged seven and above and illiterates form 26 percent.

The literacy rate went up from 64.83 percent in 2001 to 74.04 percent in 2011 showing an increase of 9.21 percent.

Interestingly, fe-males’ literacy level saw a significant jump as compared to males between 2001-2011.

While female literacy in 2001 stood at 53.67 percent, it has gone up to 65.46 percent in 2011. The male literacy in comparison rose from 75.26 to 82.14 percent.

Kerala with 93.91  percent continues to occupy the top position among states in the field of literacy.

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