Sikkim has a literacy rate of 96.72%, says HRDD

Gangtok
18 Aug 2018

The Sikkim Human Resource Development Department has refuted the statement of Hamro Sikkim Party leader K. N. Upreti questioning the assertion of the HRDD regarding total literacy in Sikkim. The statement says Sikkim has been declared a fully literate state but that does not mean  cent per cent literacy. The floating population is not included; only the net population in the age group between five and 55 years are taken into account to assess total literacy. Sikkim today has a literacy of 96.72 per cent. --- EOIC