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?


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.