The overall literacy rate in Jharkhand has been 70.3 per cent, according to the state’s Economic Survey.

“The average cost of education in Jharkhand was lower than that of India in 2014. Overall literacy rate was around 70.3 per cent as compared to 75.4 per cent at the national level,” said the Jharkhand Economic Survey 2015-16.

The female literacy in urban areas was 77.5 per cent compared to about 55.2 per cent in the rural areas, it said.

Stating that the girls’ enrolment at primary and upper primary levels remained stagnant at 50 per cent over the years, the survey said similar stagnation was observed in the enrolment of students belonging to SC and ST population

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