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Gist of Kurukshetra- Rural Education : Status of Education in India- (Rural vs. Urban)

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    11th Dec, 2019
  • Literacy rate in rural areas was around 68 percent while it was 84 percent in urban areas.
  • Only 59 percent of rural women were estimated to be literate as compared to nearly 80 per cent urban women.
  • As per NSS 71st Round- Overall literacy rate among persons (aged 5 years and above) in India was 76 per cent, in rural areas it was 71 per cent compared to 86 per cent in urban areas.
  • In both rural and urban areas, more than 90 per cent households reported availability of primary school within 1 km from the house as per the survey.
  • The survey showed that nearly 6 per cent of rural households possessed a computer.
  • In 2016-17, total number of schools in India was 15.3 lakhs out of which nearly 12.97 lakh schools were in rural areas. Total enrolment in schools was 25.13 crore out of which 18.02 crore was enrolment of students from rural areas.

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