Census 2011 records rise in literacy among disabled
More than half of the total disabled population in India are now literate, new numbers released from Census 2011 show.

Census 2011 records rise in literacy among disabled [Social Justice]

  • More than half of the total disabled population in India are now literate, new numbers released from Census 2011 show.
  • The literacy rate among the disabled has increased from 49.3 per cent in 2001 to 54.5 per cent in 2011.
  • However, this is significantly lower than the overall literacy level of India which stands at 74 per cent.
  • Both rural and urban areas saw an increase of around four percentage points in literacy rate of the disabled.
  • Among the urban disabled, 68 per cent are literate while the number stands at 49 per cent for disabled in the rural areas.
  • Difference between literacy rate of males and females is wider in rural areas.