Who is a literate person according to the Census 2011? Why is literacy considered important for the quality of the population?
According to the Census 2011 data, a person aged 7 years and above who can read and write with understanding in any language is treated as literate.
Literacy is considered very important for the quality of a population because of the following:
- Only a well-informed and educated citizen can make intelligent choices and undertake research and development projects.
- Low levels of literacy are a serious obstacle for economic improvement.