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  • 1. Developed By Ekalavvya A site for Current Affairs & General StudiesMail: info@ekalavvya.comVisit Us: www.ekalavvya.com

2. Gender Parity in India Gender Parity Index (GPI) in enrolment is the ratio ofthe number of female students enrolled to the numberof male students At the national level, the number of girls enrolled inall levels, i.e. primary, secondary and higher educationis less than their counterparts In primary education, the GPI ratio recorded 29 percent growth during 1990-91 to 2007-08 The target for eliminating gender disparity in primaryand secondary enrolment by 2005 has not beenachieved in India 3. As per 2007-08 Statistics, 15 States have alreadyachieved gender parity at primary level At Secondary level, 13 States have already achieved the target While there is significant parity deficit in most of theStates in favour of males, the States/UTs of Goa,Kerala, Punjab, Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands,Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh and Damn Diu havesignificant disparity in favour of females The literacy rate in India for (7+ years) in Census 2011,works out to 74.04 per cent The ratio of literate women to men in the age group 15- 24years tends to exceed by 2015 4. Developed By A site for Current Affairs & General Studies Ekalavvya is the Online Learning Platform For Career And Competition.It provides a balanced outlook, in-depth and insightful information towards General Studies and Current Affairs for your competitive exams.Mail: info@ekalavvya.comVisit Us: www.ekalavvya.com