Q.:- Look at data in Tables 1.3 and 1.4. Is Punjab ahead of Bihar in literacy rate etc as it is in terms of per capita income?
Table 1.3 : Per Capita Income of Select States
State | Per Capita Income for 2002-03 (in `) |
Punjab
Kerala Bihar |
26000 22600 5700 |
Table 1.4 : Some Comparative Data on Punjab, Kerala and Bihar
State |
Infant Mortality Rate Per 1000 (2003) |
Literacy Rate (%) (2001) |
Met Attendance Ratio for Class 1-V (1995-96) |
Punjab
Kerala Bihar |
49 11 60 |
70 91 47 |
81 91 41 |
Explanation of some of the terms used in this table.
Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) indicates the number of children that die before the age of one year as a proportion of 1000 live children born in that particular year.
Literacy Rate measures the proportion of literate population in the 7 and above age group.
Net Attendance Ratio is the total number of children of age group 6-10 attending school as a percentage of total number of children in the same age group.
Answer:-
Yes, Punjab is ahead of Bihar in literacy rate.