With a literacy rate of 84.7%, Gurgaon district has the highest literacy rate in the state, says Census 2011.
According to a government spokesperson, the literacy rate of Haryana jumped from 67.9% in 2001 to 75.6% in 2011. The rate has seen a rise from 63.2% in the rural areas to 71.4%, while the urban areas registered a jump from 79.2% in 2001 to 83.1% in 2011.
Given these figures, Haryana has surpassed the national average literacy rate while Gurgaon has topped the national rate among the cities across the nation.
After Gurgaon, Panchkula had the second best literacy rate in the state at 81.9%, while Ambala came third at 81.7%. Mewat has registered the lowest literacy rate in the state at 54.1%, while Fatehabad fared a little better with 67.9%. Sirasa’s literacy rate stood at 68.8%.
The literacy rate for women has jumped by 10.2% in the decade spanning from 2001 to 2011. In 2011, the female literacy rate stood at 65.9%, while it was just 55.7% in 2001. The rate in rural areas has also jumped from 49.3% to 60 %.
The female literacy rate in urban areas has increased from 71.3% in 2001 to 76.9% in 2011.