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India to achieve 80% literacy rate by 2015: Raju

Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2013, 22:01

The government Thursday said it is hopeful of achieving 80 per cent literacy rate by 2015.

NHRC notice to UP govt on child marriage, low female literacy

Last Updated: Monday, June 03, 2013, 18:27

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued notices to Uttar Pradesh government and Maharajganj district authorities over alleged rampant child marriages and low female literacy rate in district.

Himachal literacy rate up 6.3 percent in decade: Census

Last Updated: Sunday, May 26, 2013, 11:01

The literacy rate in Himachal Pradesh, with a population of over 68 lakh, has registered an increase of 6.3 percent over a decade, says a Census report.

Female literacy rate leapfrogs to 53% in Bihar: Nitish Kumar

Last Updated: Sunday, April 28, 2013, 20:08

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.

Kerala achieves lowest school dropout rate in India

Last Updated: Sunday, March 17, 2013, 14:11

Kerala, which stands out from the rest of India with 94 percent literacy rate, has achieved another distinction of having the lowest dropout rate of school students in the country at just 0.53 percent.

President Pranab asks women to be more active in public life

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 00:11

President Pranab Mukherjee said women in Kerala continued to have a low profile in public life despite high literacy rate.

States with low literacy level to get enhanced central share

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 23:53

Nine states including Bihar and UP will get enhanced central share under the SSA programme, with the Planning Commission approving a proposal to this effect.

J&K records 15% increase in literacy rate

Last Updated: Sunday, October 02, 2011, 23:52

J&K has recorded about 15 per cent increase in the literacy rate during the past five years, Education Minister said on Sunday.

Literacy rate will touch 80% by 2015: Sibal

Last Updated: Saturday, September 10, 2011, 17:37

The government expressed hope that the country`s literacy rate will touch 80 per cent by 2015.

J&K literacy rate soars by 13% in last decade

Last Updated: Thursday, April 07, 2011, 15:59

Jammu and Kashmir`s literacy rate has increased by 13 percent in the last decade even as the state witnessed a dip in the sex ratio and the child sex ratio, the provisional figures of the 2011 Census reveal.

Census rpt: Drastic fall in population growth

Last Updated: Thursday, March 31, 2011, 15:15

India`s population stands at 1.21 bn and Child Sex Ratio is 914 female per 1,000 male.

Prog to scale up literacy rate to 80% by 2012

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 04, 2010, 18:28

To boost literacy rate in Karnataka from the present 66.64 per cent to 80 per cent by 2012, the state government will launch a Rs 167 crore programme on August 7.