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"International Journal of Geography, Geology and Environment"

2019, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A

The variation in distribution of literacy rate in Bihar: An analytical approach


Author(s): Dr. Sanjay Kumar Jha

Abstract: Undoubtedly, education strengthens the ability of the people of all across the region to meet their wants and those of their family by increasing their productivity and their potential to achieve a higher standard of living. By improving people’s confidence and their ability to create and innovate, it multiplies their opportunities for personal and social achievement. Thus, education is viewed as an integral part of societal and national development. This paper is mainly devoted to examine the spatio-temporal, distribution of literacy rate in Bihar. An extensive evaluation of trends and patterns of literacy rate of the state has been enquired minutely. In almost all the important indicators of development, even to this day, the region has been and still remains one of the most educationally deprived sates in India. In the state, however, the literacy rate is rising from 47% in 2001 to 63 in 2011, but, still it has the lowest literacy rate in India. While, as per the latest census estimates (2011), the all India literacy figure has gone up to 74%; About three-fourth of our menfolk (7.58%) half of our womenfolk (54.16%) are literate. More importantly, at district wise, the level of literacy is unevenly distributed. In a nutshell, there is need to improve educational infrastructure including education relevant to societal needs and enhance the management and capacity of educational institutions at the state, district and local levels. Emphasis should also be to promote greater presence of civil society and community participation to enhance enrolment retention and other aspects of education.

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Sanjay Kumar Jha. The variation in distribution of literacy rate in Bihar: An analytical approach. Int J Geogr Geol Environ 2019;1(1):72-79.
International Journal of Geography, Geology and Environment