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Education Index of Birbhum District at Block Level: A Critical Study

Author Affiliations

  • 1Raghunathganj Girl’s High School, Balighata Rd, Raghunathganj, West Bengal 742213, INDIA
  • 2 Geography, Ahiran Hemangini Vidyayatan High School,West Bengal

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 3, Issue (5), Pages 7-11, May,14 (2014)


Education is most important measure of Human Development. Birbhum district originates in the chotonagpur plateau region of Jharkhand and slope across the district in a west-east direction. Here the percentage of literate persons is 61.48%, percentage of male population is 51.29% and percentage of female population is 48.71%. The methodology is mainly based on United Nations Development Program-Human Development Report (HDR) framework. 4 blocks are in less developed category, 9 blocks are moderately developed category and 6 blocks are developed category.


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