India Literacy Rate 2024: State & Union Territory Breakdown

 

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Literacy is a fundamental indicator of educational development. It is a powerful tool to give a better life to people. It helps to raise the standard of living and overcome poverty. The literacy rate in India is a key indicator of educational development and social progress. It reflects the percentage of people aged seven and above who can read and write in any language(Hindi, English, Local). The benefits of education and literacy are a sombre topic in India. However, the literacy rate in India has seen significant improvement over the years. According to the latest data, the literacy rate in India has improved from 77% to 80% all over India. The government of India is supporting education and spreading awareness among the people. As a result, there is an increase in the literacy rate in India. However, disparities exist across different states, rural and urban areas, and demographic groups. States such as Kerala, Mizoram, and Tripura are on the list of highest literacy rates states, whereas Bihar, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh have lower literacy rates states.

 

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List of Literacy Rates of the Population in each State and Union Territory of India 2024:-

Here is a table summarizing the literacy rates as a percentage of the population in each state and union territory of India, based on Census 2011 and NSO survey 2017:

State/UT Census 2011 Average Census 2011 Male Census 2011 Female NSO Survey 2017 Average NSO Survey 2017 Male NSO Survey 2017 Female
India 74.04 82.14 65.46 77.7 84.7 70.3
A&N islands (UT) 86.63 90.27 82.43 86.27 90.11 81.84
Andhra Pradesh 67.02 74.88 59.15 66.9 80.0 59.5
Arunachal Pradesh 65.38 72.55 57.70 66.95 73.4 59.5
Assam 72.19 77.85 66.27 85.9 90.1 81.2
Bihar 61.80 71.20 51.50 70.9 79.7 60.5
Chhattisgarh 70.28 80.27 60.24 77.3 85.4 68.8
Chandigarh (UT) 86.05 89.99 81.19 86.43 90.54 81.38
Dadra and Nagar Haveli 76.34 85.17 64.32 77.65 86.46 77.65
Daman & Diu (UT) 87.10 91.54 79.55 87.07 91.48 87.07
Delhi (UT) 86.21 90.94 80.76 88.70 82.40 93.70
Goa 88.70 92.65 84.66 87.4 92.81 81.84
Gujarat 78.03 85.75 69.68 82.4 89.5 74.8
Haryana 75.55 84.06 65.94 80.4 88.0 71.3
Himachal Pradesh 82.80 89.53 75.93 86.6 92.9 80.5
Jammu and Kashmir 67.16 76.75 56.43 77.3 85.7 68.0
Jharkhand 66.41 76.84 55.42 74.3 83.0 64.7
Karnataka 75.36 82.47 68.08 77.2 83.4 70.5
Kerala 94.00 96.11 91.07 96.2 97.4 95.2
Lakshadweep (UT) 91.85 95.56 87.95 92.28 96.11 88.25
Madhya Pradesh 69.32 78.73 59.24 73.7 81.2 65.5
Maharashtra 82.34 88.38 75.87 84.8 90.7 78.4
Manipur 76.94 83.58 70.26 79.85 86.49 73.17
Meghalaya 74.43 75.95 72.89 75.48 77.17 73.78
Mizoram 91.33 93.35 89.27 91.58 93.72 89.40
Nagaland 79.55 82.75 76.11 80.11 83.29 80.11
Odisha 72.87 81.59 64.01 77.3 84.0 70.3
Puducherry (UT) 85.85 91.26 80.67 86.55 92.12 86.55
Punjab 75.84 80.44 70.73 83.7 88.5 78.5
Rajasthan 66.11 79.19 52.12 69.7 80.8 57.6
Sikkim 81.42 86.55 75.61 82.2 87.29 76.43
Tamil Nadu 80.09 86.77 73.44 82.9 87.9 77.9
Telangana 72.8 80.5 65.1
Tripura 87.22 92.53 82.73 87.75 92.18 83.15
Uttarakhand 78.82 87.40 70.01 87.6 94.3 80.7
Uttar Pradesh 67.68 77.28 57.18 73.0 81.8 63.4
West Bengal 76.36 81.69 70.54 80.50 84.80 76.10

 

 

 

State Wise Literacy Rate(%) in India 2024

Check out the State Wise Literacy Rate(%) in India 2024 – 

Andhra Pradesh

  • Average Literacy Rate: 66.4
  • Male: 75.56
  • Female: 59.74

Arunachal Pradesh

  • Average Literacy Rate: 66.95
  • Male: 73.69
  • Female: 59.57

Assam

  • Average Literacy Rate: 73.18
  • Male: 78.81
  • Female: 67.27

Bihar

  • Average Literacy Rate: 69.82
  • Male: 73.39
  • Female: 53.33

Chhattisgarh

  • Average Literacy Rate: 71.04
  • Male: 81.45
  • Female: 60.59

Goa

  • Average Literacy Rate: 87.4
  • Male: 92.81
  • Female: 81.84

Gujarat

  • Average Literacy Rate: 79.31
  • Male: 87.23
  • Female: 70.73

Haryana

  • Average Literacy Rate: 76.64
  • Male: 85.38
  • Female: 66.77

Himachal Pradesh

  • Average Literacy Rate: 83.78
  • Male: 90.83
  • Female: 76.6

Jharkhand

  • Average Literacy Rate: 66.4
  • Male: 78.45
  • Female: 56.21

Karnataka

  • Average Literacy Rate: 75.6
  • Male: 82.85
  • Female: 68.13

Kerala

  • Average Literacy Rate: 93.91
  • Male: 96.02
  • Female: 91.98

Madhya Pradesh

  • Average Literacy Rate: 70.63
  • Male: 80.53
  • Female: 60.02

Maharashtra

  • Average Literacy Rate: 82.91
  • Male: 89.82
  • Female: 75.48

Manipur

  • Average Literacy Rate: 79.85
  • Male: 86.49
  • Female: 73.17

Meghalaya

  • Average Literacy Rate: 75.48
  • Male: 77.17
  • Female: 73.78

Mizoram

  • Average Literacy Rate: 91.58
  • Male: 93.72
  • Female: 89.4

Nagaland

  • Average Literacy Rate: 80.11
  • Male: 83.29
  • Female: 76.69

Odisha

  • Average Literacy Rate: 73.45
  • Male: 82.4
  • Female: 64.36

Punjab

  • Average Literacy Rate: 76.68
  • Male: 81.48
  • Female: 71.34

Rajasthan

  • Average Literacy Rate: 67.06
  • Male: 80.51
  • Female: 52.66

Sikkim

  • Average Literacy Rate: 82.2
  • Male: 87.29
  • Female: 76.43

Tamil Nadu

  • Average Literacy Rate: 80.33
  • Male: 86.81
  • Female: 73.86

Tripura

  • Average Literacy Rate: 87.75
  • Male: 92.18
  • Female: 83.15

Uttarakhand

  • Average Literacy Rate: 79.63
  • Male: 88.33
  • Female: 70.7

Uttar Pradesh

  • Average Literacy Rate: 69.72
  • Male: 79.24
  • Female: 59.26

West Bengal

  • Average Literacy Rate: 77.08
  • Male: 82.67
  • Female: 71.16

Union Territories  Literacy Rate in India 2024 :-

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

  • Average Literacy Rate: 86.27
  • Male: 90.11
  • Female: 81.84

Chandigarh

  • Average Literacy Rate: 86.43
  • Male: 90.54
  • Female: 81.38

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

  • Average Literacy Rate: 77.65
  • Male: 86.46
  • Female: 65.93

Daman & Diu

  • Average Literacy Rate: 87.07
  • Male: 91.48
  • Female: 79.59

Delhi

  • Average Literacy Rate: 86.34
  • Male: 91.03
  • Female: 80.93

Lakshadweep

  • Average Literacy Rate: 92.28
  • Male: 96.11
  • Female: 88.25

Puducherry

  • Average Literacy Rate: 86.55
  • Male: 92.12
  • Female: 81.22

 

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