What is the Literacy Rate of Scheduled Tribes in India ?



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 to improve the literacy level of students belonging to the Scheduled Tribe communities, besides usual reservation for ST students. These are supplementary to the efforts made by other Ministries.

The low socio-economic development and their habitation in various ecological and geo-climatic conditions ranging from plains and forest to hills and inaccessible areas are the main reasons for low literacy rate among the Scheduled Tribes. State-wise literacy rate of total population and scheduled tribes population and gap in literacy rate as per 2001 Census are given below.

 


Literacy rate of total population and Scheduled Tribe

Population and Gap in Literacy rate

India /States/ Union Territories: 2001 (Figures in percentage)

Sl. No.

India/State/UT

Literacy

Rate-2001

Gap in Literacy Rate

Total

ST

 

INDIA

64.8

47.1

17.7
01. Andhra Pradesh 60.5 37.0 23.4
02. Arunachal Pradesh 54.3 49.6 4.7
03. Assam 63.3 62.5 0.8
04. Bihar 47.0 28.2 18.8
05. Chhattisgarh 64.7 52.1 12.6
06. Goa 82.0 55.9 26.1
07. Gujarat 69.1 47.7 21.4
08. Haryana # 67.9 NST -
09. Himachal Pradesh 76.5 65.5 11.0
10. Jammu & Kashmir 55.5 37.5 18.0
11. Jharkhand 53.6 40.7 12.9
12. Karnataka 66.6 48.3 18.3
13. Kerala 90.9 64.4 26.5
14. Madhya Pradesh 63.7 41.2 22.5
15. Maharashtra 76.9 55.2 21.7
16. Manipur 70.5 65.9 4.6
17. Meghalaya 62.6 61.3 1.3
18. Mizoram 88.8 89.3 0.5
19. Nagaland 66.6 65.9 0.7
20. Odisha 63.1 37.4 25.7
21. Punjab #s 69.7 NST -
22. Rajasthan 60.4 44.7 15.7
23. Sikkim 68.8 67.1 1.7
24. Tamil Nadu 73.5 41.5 32.0
25. Tripura 73.2 56.5 16.7
26. Uttarakhand 71.6 63.2 8.4
27. Uttar Pradesh 56.3 35.1 21.2
28. West Bengal 68.6 43.4 25.2
29. Andaman & Nicobar 81.3 66.8 14.5
30. Chandigarh 81.9 NST -
31. Dadra & Nagar Haveli 57.6 41.2 16.4
32. Daman & Diu 78.2 63.4 14.8
33. Delhi 81.7 NST -
34. Lakshadweep 86.7 86.1 0.6
35. Pondicherry 81.2 NST -

# NST – No Notified Scheduled Tribes in the State.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Tribal Affairs, Shri Mahadeo Singh Khandela in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha

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  1. Mandeep says:

    This is very valuable information. i am a research scholar and this data will definitely help me in my research work…
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