There has been a substantial increase in the literacy rate among the Scheduled Caste people with the literacy rate going up to 77.9 per cent in 2011 from 69.1 per cent in 2001. The rural literacy has seen a jump from 64.3 per cent to 73.9 per cent while the urban literacy has increased from 75 per cent to 83 per cent, according to a presentation given by deputy director of census operations, Puducherry, J Jayapragasam, at a workshop here on Wednesday.

The male literacy rate has gone up from 78.4 per cent to 85.2 percent, while the female literacy rate has increased from 60.1 per cent to 71.1 per cent.

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