inbriefpopulation | VOL. 12, ISSUE 74, September-October 2012 |

Illiteracy in India Educating India

A survey by UNESCO’s Global Education Digest 2011, estimated number of adult illiterates in India (283 million) forms about 35.7 per cent of the total adult illiterates of the world (793 million). However, as per provisional data of Census 2011, the literacy rate in the country is 74.04 per cent. The Government of India is implementing the Saakshar Bharat Programme since 2009-10 to provide literacy and continuing education to persons in the 15+ age group. The Saakshar Bharat Programme has...

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