Literacy rates in India

Ulhas Joglekar ulhasj at SPAMbom4.vsnl.net.in
Thu Feb 22 17:20:45 MST 2001


India: Literacy rates:

Literacy Scenario > Literacy rates: An analysis based on NSSO Survey 1997

The following compares the growth in literacy levels between 1991 and 1997
as well as the growth projected for 1998 in the age group of 7 +
Year  Literacy Percentage
1991           52
1997           62
1998           64


This shows a jump of 10 per cent between 1991 and 1997 and a jump of 12 per
cent between 1991 and 1998. This compares extraordinarily with
the decadal trends of previous years since independence as depicted below
Year        Literacy Percentage       Percentage Decadal Growth
1951                18.3                                           -
1961                28.3                                        10.0
1971                34.4                                          6.1
1981                43.5                                          9.1
1991                52.2                                          8.7

Average Decadal Growth - 8.5%









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