Literacy Rate in India, Literacy in India

Literacy India was set up in 1996 as a non-profit organization, with the objective of empowering underprivileged children and women by making them self-sufficient. Literacy is generally associated with essential trait of today's civilization such as modernization, urbanization, industrialization, communication and commerce.

List of the overall literacy rate of India:

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States 1961 1971 1981 1991 2001 2011 2011 - Male 2011 - Female
Arunachal Pradesh  7.1 11.2 25.5 41.6 54.74 65.38 73.69 59.57
Assam  27.4 28.7 N.A 42.9 65.18 72.19 78.81 67.27
Bihar  18.4 19.9 32.0 37.5 47.53 61.80 73.39 53.33
Chhattisgarh  N.A N.A N.A 42.9 65.18 70.28 81.45 60.59
Delhi  52.7 55.6 71.9 75.3 81.82 86.21 91.03 80.93
Goa  N.A N.A 65.7 75.5 82.32 88.70 92.81 81.84
Gujarat  30.4 35.7 52.2 61.6 69.97 78.03 87.23 70.73
Haryana  N.A 26.8 43.8 55.8 68.59 75.55 85.38 66.77
Himachal Pradesh  17.1 31.9 51.2 63.9 77.13 82.80 90.83 76.60
Jammu & Kashmir  11.0 18.6 32.6 N.A 54.46 67.16 78.26 58.01
Jharkhand  N.A N.A N.A 41.4 54.13 66.41 78.45 56.21
Karnataka  25.4 31.5 46.2 56.0 67.04 75.36 82.85 68.13
Kerala  46.8 60.4 81.6 89.8 90.92 94.00 96.02 91.98
Madhya Pradesh  17.1 22.1 34.2 44.7 64.11 69.32 80.53 60.02
Maharashtra  29.8 39.1 57.8 64.9 77.27 82.34 89.82 75.48
Manipur  30.4 32.9 49.6 59.9 68.87 79.21 86.49 73.17
Meghalaya  N.A 29.4 42.0 49.1 63.31 74.43 77.17 73.78
Mizoram  N.A 53.7 74.3 82.3 88.49 91.33 93.72 89.40
Nagaland  17.9 27.4 50.2 61.7 67.11 79.55 83.29 76.89
Orissa  21.7 26.1 40.9 49.1 63.61 72.87 - -
Punjab  24.2 33.6 48.1 58.5 69.95 75.84 81.48 71.34
Rajasthan  15.2 19.0 30.1 38.6 61.03 66.11 80.51 52.66
Sikkim  12.3 17.7 41.5 56.9 69.68 81.42 87.29 76.43
Tamil Nadu  31.4 39.4 54.4 62.7 73.47 80.09 86.81 73.86
Tripura  20.2 30.9 50.1 60.4 73.66 87.22 92.18 83.15
Uttar Pradesh  17.6 21.7 33.3 40.7 57.36 67.68 79.24 59.26
Uttarakhand  N.A N.A N.A 57.8 72.28 78.82 88.33 70.70
West Bengal  29.3 33.2 48.6 57.7 69.22 76.26 82.67 71.16
 
UNION TERRITORIES
Andaman & Nicobar   33.6 43.5 63.1 73.0 81.18 86.63 90.11 81.84
Chandigarh  N.A 61.5 74.8 77.8 81.76 86.05 90.54 81.38
Dandra & Nagar Haveli  9.5 14.9 32.7 40.7 60.03 76.24 - -
Daman & Diu  30.7 44.7 59.9 71.2 81.09 87.10 91.48 79.59
Lakshadweep  23.3 43.6 68.4 81.8 87.52 91.85 96.11 88.25
Pondicherry  37.4 46.0 65.1 74.7 81.49 85.85 - -
 
 
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