International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 5, Part N (2016)
Spatial analysis showing the variation of literacy rate in West Bengal: An overview
Dr. Debasree Bhadra
Literacy is considered as one of the most important criteria of assessing the social development of a region. It not only highlights the social development of an area but also the associated economies and related achievements of human resources of that region. Even the United Nation Organization has recognized education as the basic component of Human Resource Development. In almost every states of India urban literacy rate is much higher than the rural counterparts. Even in West Bengal the scenario is same where literacy differentials are seen between the rural and urban areas. The present paper illustrates the spatial differentials of literacy rate in rural areas of the different districts of West Bengal. Rural unit is consider for the study as these areas have huge concentration of population mainly engaged in primary activities and are the regions of low development. The level and pattern of literacy rate is been evaluated by giving an index highlighting the spatial variation and also male-female differentiation of literacy in rural areas.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Debasree Bhadra. Spatial analysis showing the variation of literacy rate in West Bengal: An overview. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(5):953-957.