Underlying Disparities of Literacy level in Burdwan District, West Bengal, India

  • Sourama Saha Assistant Professor Department of Geography Barasat Govt. College
Keywords: Literacy, Burdwan, Male-Female literacy, Gender Disparity

Abstract

The present study is an attempt to analyse the various attributes of literacy of Burdwan district. For this purpose, the indicators of sex, residence, social classes have been taken. Burdwan is predominantly rural in character where 63.06percent people of its total population live in rural areas. However, despite this, literacy rate is not very low except some pockets in the study area.Education plays a pivotal role in laying a proper foundation for the socio-economic development of any region. Education is an investment, contributes to individual and social development and is a key factor determining the human resource development. Literacy depends on several indicators, i.e. sex, residence, social classes, economic background, religion etc. These indicators have been used to analyze the various attributes of literacy in Burdwan district. 

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Published
2018-01-02
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