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MindGrind Mondays : (IL)Literacy in India

India has the LARGEST illiterate population in the world. According to UNESCO (@UNESCO), India’s literacy rate is at 74%. While we have made progress in improving literacy over the years, we are still home to 287 million illiterate people. This is 37% of the global total. While we might be enrolling more and more children in schools, are they actually learning anything? The focus on attendance has grown, but what about the QUALITY of education that's being imparted?                                                                                                                                                    While India’s literacy rate rose from 48% in 1991 to 63% in 2006, population growth cancelled the gains. So, as a country, there was no change in the number of illiterate adults.  The report also states that India is among the 21 countries facing an “extensive” learning crisis. This can only be combated with a competent educa