International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 3, Part A (2019)
Status of rural literacy in Purulia district, West Bengal
Ashis Kr Mukherjee and Moumi Laha
For any economy, literacy and education is considered as the main pillar of development. According to Indian census “a person who can read and write a simple message in any language with understanding is considered as literate”. In 2001 census the difference of rural male and female literacy is high in Purulia district. A male female differential is more prominent among the S.C and S.T population. The present paper focuses in the rural areas of the Purulia district and its 20 blocks to understand its literacy condition. This paper investigates the actual spatial pattern of general literacy along with scheduled caste and scheduled tribe literacy. The rate of literacy and its pattern vary in rural and urban areas. The paper also research on this vital issue. The changing rate of rural literacy from 2001 to 2011 also differs from block to block of this district. The paper tries to find out the reason and pattern of such disparities. The whole analyse will try to throw some light on the literacy development in the rural areas of the Purulia district covering 20 blocks on the basis of census data published by government of India.
How to cite this article:
Ashis Kr Mukherjee and Moumi Laha. Status of rural literacy in Purulia district, West Bengal. International Journal of Applied Research. 2019; 5(3): 32-44.