India's most literate states and union territories

India's most literate states and union territories

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According to a United Nations report, more than 70 crore people all over the world are unaware of the three Rs. They cannot read, write or do simple arithmetic. Most of them are from India, China, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Although with a literacy rate of 74 percent, India has made steady progress in curbing illiteracy over the years, India is still far away from achieving total literacy.

Around 39 lakh people in India joined the country's neo-literate population in 2013. Let's take a look at the ten most literate regions (states and Union Territories) in the country as per the 2011 census.

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