Jaipur: The results are out and Rajasthan has once again flunked the literacy test. A National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) report placed the state along with Bihar and Uttar Pradesh in the worst performing states in the country.
The state has the second least literacy level in rural areas. Only 54% people are literate, just 1% more than Bihar which is at the bottom position. Literacy level among urban populace is also dismal with 73%. In urban literacy, Rajasthan and Bihar share the last two positions while UP with 70%, ranks the lowest in the country. 588 women illiterate per 1,000 in rural Raj, finds national survey