The ‘Performance Grading Index 2017-18’ is to measure these efforts in the field of education . Chandigarh ranked best in the field of education and is followed by Kerala and Gujarat.
- Chandigarh is best among all the states. Arunachal Pradesh is the least performing state .It ranked 36th on the index.
- The states are Haryana (4), Tamil Nadu (5), Punjab (7), Rajasthan (8) and, Delhi (9)the lowest are Meghalaya (34), Nagaland (35) and Arunachal Pradesh (36).
- Kerala is the state with highest literacy rate followed by Lakshadweep and Mizoram. The information also shared by Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ in Parliament. There was a literacy rate of 18% in the post-independence era.
- Union Minister Prakash Javadekar decided to train on their knowledge to their parents, grandparents, and others in the family who have been deprived of it.