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Literacy Rate of Indian States - 2011 Census

posted Mar 31, 2011, 3:10 PM by M Srini   [ updated Apr 1, 2011, 10:23 AM ]
The provisional Indian census data for 2011 is now out.  As a data nerd, I couldn't but visualize this data.  Overall, the literacy rate for India jumped to 74.4% which is good.  Here is a map visualizing data by states & union territories.  As you can see, Kerala & Mizoram take the top honours with over 90% literacy.  My home state Karnataka does a bit above national average at 75.60%.  The slackers Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand & Andhra Pradesh (AP) have literacy rates below 70%.  Hope Nitish Babu is listening!  I was surprised to see AP doing so bad though.

Literacy Rate India (2011) By States