Spatio-temporal Pattern Of Literacy In Beed District

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One of important indicators of social development is the literacy, a high level of which is considered to be and important factor in the process of modernization. “A person who can both read and write with understanding in any language has been taken as literate by the Indian census”. An attempt has been made to study the spatiotempoaral pattern of literacy in Beed district. According to 1991 census the study region has a population of 18, 22,022 persons consisting nine tahsils. The district literacy rate was 49.82% and in this male and females literacy was 66.34 % and 32.34% respectively. Rural and urban literacy was 45.16% and 70.89 % respectively. In the 2001 year total literacy rate was marked 57.44% of which 72.11% in males and 38.20% in females, while rural-urban literacy rate was marked 55.08% and 71.40% respectively.



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