The Power of Words: Bihar’s Path to Literacy

Bihar Literacy

According to the Ministry of Education, the literacy rate in rural India is 67.77% compared to 84.11% in urban India. Bihar has the lowest literacy rate in the country, followed by Arunachal Pradesh and Rajasthan.


The literacy rate in rural India is 67.77% compared to 84.11% in urban India, he said. Minister of State for Education Annapurna Devi shared this information in response to a written question in the Lok Sabha.

The Samagra Shiksha program looks at school as a continuum from nursery school, primary school, high school, high school to higher. “The State and UT are helping the federal government to implement Samagra Shiksha as a program to ensure universal access and retention, gender equality in social classes and education and to improve the educational level of children at all levels of schools. ,” ” said Devi. According to data from the Ministry of Education, Bihar (61.8pc) has the lowest literacy rate, followed by Arunachal Pradesh (65.3pc) and Rajasthan (66.1pc).

Kerala has the highest literacy rate (94pc), followed by Lakshadweep (91.85pc) and Mizoram (91.33pc), he said. The Ministry said that it will increase the number of adult literate in the country, the central adult education program Saakshar Bharat.

He said that the program has been implemented in the rural areas of 404 districts in 26 states and one union territory, which have an adult female population of 50% and below according to the 2001 census, including areas affected by extreme left… , the ministry told him.\” The goal is to raise the overall literacy rate of the country to 80% and reduce the gender gap to 10% by the end of the XII Year five. The program has been extended till March 31, 2018.

During the implementation of the Saakshar Bharat programme, against the overall target of converting 7.00 crore illiterate adults into literates, about 7.64 crore learners were who passed the biannual intelligence test conducted by the institute. The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) between August 2010 and March 2018, was certified as reading,” said Devi.

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