Largest Gap in Male and Female Literacy
The State with the largest gap in male and female literacy is-
- Uttar Pradesh
- Madhya Pradesh
Literacy rate in India is uneven and as such, different States and Union Territories of India have differences in their literacy rates. The following table shows the 2011 and 2001 census data on total literacy rate, male literacy rate, female literacy rate and the decadal difference in percentage.
According to Census 2011, Kerala has the highest total literacy rate and female literacy rate whereas Lakshadweep had the highest male literacy rate. Bihar has the lowest total literacy rate and male literacy rates while Rajasthan has the lowest female literacy rate.
Rajasthan also holds the dubious distinction of having the highest difference in male-female literacy in the country at 28%, against the national average of 16.7%.