The table below shows the adult and youth literacy rates for India and some neighbouring countries in 2015. One of the main factors contributing to this relatively low literacy rate is usefulness of education and availability of schools literacy children 5 years of age vicinity in rural areas.
In addition, there is no proper sanitation in most schools. Discrimination of lower castes has resulted in high dropout rates and low enrollment rates. The National Sample Survey Organisation and the National Family Health Survey collected data in India on the percentage of children completing primary school which are reported to be only 36. Absolute poverty in India has also deterred the pursuit of formal education as education is not deemed of as the highest priority among the poor as compared to other basic necessities.
05 which translated to 22 out of per 100 people are not meeting their basic needs, much less than meeting the need for education. The large proportion of illiterate females is another reason for the low literacy rate in India. Inequality based on gender differences resulted in female literacy rates being lower at 65. Due to strong stereotyping of female and male roles, Sons are thought of to be more useful and hence are educated. Literacy in India grew very slowly until independence in 1947.