According to the Census of India’s ‘Provisional Population – Andhra Pradesh, 2011’ report released in this week, Hyderabad district’s total literacy rate has seen a rise of 2.16% in the decade between 2001-2011. The total literacy rate has increased from 78.80 in 2001 to 80.96 in 2011.
Gender-wise literacy rate
But as per the detailed reports, the increase in literacy rate was mainly contributed by the women than the males, as the male literacy rate has marginally gone down from 83.74 to 83.35. Whereas, the increase in literacy rate among women in the district was highly significant, with the literacy rate being 73.50 in 2001 and 78.42 in 2011.
Area-wise literacy rate
As per the Census report, among the various areas of Hyderabad district, Himayatnagar has recorded the highest literacy rate of 90.03%, followed by Malkajgiri (as the second highest) having a literacy rate of 88.06%. Charminar has recorded the lowest literacy rate in Hyderabad areas with 64.84 literacy rate.
The literacy rates among the other prominent localities of Hyderabad district are: Nampally with 88.05% and Maredpally with 88.27%.
The overall literacy rate of Andhra Pradesh remained to be at 67.7%. Himayatnagar was followed by Keesara and Uppal areas of RangaReddy districts in terms of literacy rate.
Source: The Hindu