Literacy rate 71% in rural areas, 86% in urban areas NSSO survey [ Current Affairs ]

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National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) survey has released literacy rate in the rural areas at 71 per cent and 86 per cent in the urban areas in year 2014.Literacy rate is 64 per cent in rural areas while urban areas literacy rate is 84 per cent. Education level of graduation and above: It was 4.5 per cent of males and 2.2 per cent of females in rural areas while it was 17 per cent of males and 13 per cent of females in urban areas.

The 71st Round of survey had covered entire country with samples taken from 29,447 households in urban areas and 36,479 households in rural areas from 3,720 urban blocks and 4,577 villages.

According to the NSSO survey report:

  • Literacy among the age group of 7 year and above- Male literacy rate- 83 %
  • Female literacy rate- 67 % and
  • Adult literacy (age 15 years and above) rate- It was around 71 per cent.
  • Primary level students: 72 per cent in rural areas and 31 per cent in urban areas.
  • Primary level students: 72 per cent in rural areas and 31 per cent in urban areas.
  • Upper primary level: 76 per in rural areas and38 per cent in urban areas.
  • Secondary and higher secondary level: 64 per cent in rural areas while 38 per cent in urban areas

- Published on: July 4, 2015