Literacy Rate

  • Himachal literacy rate up 6.3 per cent in decade: Census May 26, 2013

    Shimla: The literacy rate in Himachal Pradesh, with a population of over 68 lakh, has registered an increase of 6.3 per cent over a decade, says a Census report. The literacy rate has increased to 82.8 in 2011 from 76.5 in 2001, with male literacy rate increasing by 4.2 per cent...
  • Female literacy rate leapfrogs to 53 pc in Bihar: Nitish April 28, 2013

    Patna: Literacy among women in Bihar has leapfrogged to over 53 per cent from 33 per cent 12 years ago due to sustained efforts of the government, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Sunday. "Due to the hard labour of our government the female literacy rate in Bihar which was...
  • Bihar literacy growth rate much ahead of national average: Sushil Kumar Modi April 13, 2013

    Patna: Educational programmes in Bihar have resulted in pushing literacy growth rate in the state to 16.82 per cent, much ahead of national average of 9.28 per cent, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi said on Saturday. Social indices like decline in death rate, universalisation of immunisation scheme and rise...
  • Minority commission seeks 10 pc job quota for Muslims December 18, 2009

    New Delhi: After a delay of 20 months since it was presented, the Government on Friday tabled in the Lok Sabha a report on the status of minorities in India that has recommended 10 per cent quota for Muslims - the largest minority in the country - in government jobs,...