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English Release 30-October 2014
Date Month Year
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  • For ending TB, Dr Harsh Vardhan calls for “Power of belief”
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Ministry of Tribal Affairs07-December, 2012 18:50 IST
Literacy Rate among Tribals

 

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs is implementing the education-oriented schemes which include Post-Matric Scholarship for ST students, Hostels for ST girls and boys, Establishment of Ashram School in Tribal Sub-Plan Areas, Upgradation of Merit through coaching and remedial classes, Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for ST students, Top Class Education for ST students and National Overseas Scholarship for ST students. These are supplementary to the efforts made by other Ministries to improve the literacy level of students belonging to the Scheduled Tribe communities, besides usual reservation for ST students. These schemes along with various schemes of other line Ministries have resulted in higher Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) by the ST boys and girls.

The rate of literacy and the break-up of male and female literacy rates among the Scheduled Tribes, State/UT-wise, is given as under:

State/ UT-wise Literacy Rate of  Scheduled Tribes (Census 2001)

Sl. No

State/UTs

Total

Person

Male

Female

01

Andhra Pradesh

37.04

47.66

26.11

02

Arunachal Pradesh

49.62

58.77

40.56

03

Assam

62.52

72.34

52.44

04

Bihar

28.17

39.76

15.54

05

Chhattisgarh

52.09

65.04

39.35

06

Goa

55.88

63.49

47.32

07

Gujarat

47.74

59.18

36.02

08

Haryana*

-

-

-

09

Himachal Pradesh

65.5

77.71

53.32

10

Jammu & Kashmir

37.46

48.16

25.51

11.

Jharkhand

40.67

53.98

27.21

12.

Karnataka

48.27

59.66

36.57

13.

Kerala

64.35

70.78

58.11

14.

Madhya Pradesh

41.16

53.55

28.44

15.

Maharashtra

55.21

67.02

43.08

16.

Manipur

65.85

73.16

58.42

17.

Meghalaya

61.34

63.49

59.2

18.

Mizoram

89.34

91.71

86.95

19.

Nagaland

65.95

70.26

61.35

20.

Orissa

37.37

51.48

23.37

21.

Punjab*

-

-

-

22.

Rajasthan

44.66

62.1

26.16

23.

Sikkim

67.14

73.81

60.16

24.

Tamil Nadu

41.53

50.15

32.78

25.

Tripura

56.48

67.97

44.6

26.

Uttar Pradesh

35.13

48.45

20.7

27.

Uttarakhand

63.23

76.39

49.37

28.

West Bengal

43.4

57.38

29.15

29.

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

66.79

73.61

59.58

30.

Chandigarh*

-

-

-

31.

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

41.24

55.97

26.99

32.

Daman & Diu

63.42

74.23

51.93

33.

Delhi*

-

-

-

34.

Lakshadweep

86.14

92.16

80.18

35.

Puducherry*  

-

-

-

 

India

47.1

59.17

34.76

 

Source: Registrar General of India, Census 2001

* No STs

             This information was given by the Minister of State for Tribal Affairs                  Smt. Ranee Narah in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

***

 

PKM/DB

 

 


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