Rajasthan is the largest state of India, accounting for 10% of India's geographical area. Widely dispersed habitations, particularly in desert and tribal areas, make delivery of services, including education, difficult.
Facts and Figures
Literacy: (Census 2011)
Literacy Rate:67% (80 % male and 53% female)
Rajasthan's literacy rate is below the national average of 74% and its female literacy rate is the lowest in the country.
Jhunjhunu has the highest literacy rate for males at 87.88% in the state and Pratapgarh has the lowest literacy rate of 70.13 %
Kota has the highest female literacy rate of 66.32 % followed by Jaipur and Jhunjhunu. Jalore is at the lowest with 38.73 %.
Sex Ratio: (Census 2011)
Sex ratio is 926 which have slightly improved from 2001. The trend of sex ratio is uneven though it has shown continuous improvement, but it is still behind the national sex ratio (940).
Five districts of the state (Dhaulpur, Jaisalmer, Karauli, Bharatpur and Alwar) have lowest sex ratio than the state average of 926.