Despite the fact that child population is burgeoning in the city, the level of literacy and education seeping down to the grassroots is on the rise. The education department has claimed that several improvements have been carried out to mend the overall educational levels in the city.
While the literacy rate among women at national level is 65% in Delhi it was 75% in 2011 and has reached 81% in 2011.
“Education has been one of the high priority areas of the government and the increase in the literacy level among women is an indicator of that. Though when compared to men it is still 10% less, but we are trying to bring it a par,” said Arvinder Singh Lovely, education minister, Delhi.
It is very good thing that literacy rate is increasing. Children are now giving more importance to their education and Parents are also now understanding the importance of education.