Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Chennai, Coimbatore toppers in literacy rate - DC

While the literacy rate and sex ratio in Chennai, Coimbatore and Kanyakumari are favourable, Cuddalore, Ariyalur and Villupuram continue to be backward districts in these parameters and in urbanisation.
In the case of urban literates, Chennai and Coimbatore recorded the highest numbers, 3.85 million and 2.12 million, said Mr S. Gopala Krishnan, director of census operations at a press conference here on Tuesday. The highest number of rural literates was recorded in Villupuram (1.83 million).
Similarly, the child sex ratio in the state has marginally increased from 942 in 2001 to 946 in 20011. In rural areas, it has increased from 933 to 937 and in urban areas, from 955 to 957. The Nilgiris (979) recorded the highest growth while Cuddalore (878) recorded the lowest child sex ratio in rural areas.
Meanwhile Ariyalur recorded the lowest child sex ratio in urban areas. While the trend of male literacy rate surpassing the female literacy rate is still prevalent, female literacy is now growing and the gap between the male and female literary rates in the state has come down to 12.95 points.
The gap is 16.56 points in rural areas and 9.16 in urban areas with Kanyakumari ranking first both in rural and urban literacy rates. Pudukottai and Sivagangai had the highest male literacy rate in the state and Dharmapuri and Salem recorded the lowest figures for female literary rates, said Mr Krishnan and added that more details were awaited.
Referring to the neighbouring districts of Tiruvallur and Kancheeepuram, Corporation commissioner Mr D. Karthikeyan said that the density in these districts had increased due to urbanisation.
Talking about the ongoing census operations he said that the process of collecting biometric details from the public like fingerprints and cornea reading was underway in Trichy and Villupuram and similar operations would begin across the state shortly.

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