36% Rural Youth Can’t Name India’s Capital, Finds Survey
Fourteen per cent of rural youth in the age group of 14-18 failed to identify the map of India, says the 2017 Annual Status of Education Report, brought out by Pratham a Mumbai based NGO working towards quality education for underprivileged children in India. 36% of those surveyed did not know that Delhi is the capital of India. The report underlines, that 79% answered the questions ‘Which State do you live in?’ and 42 % could point to their home State on the map. Whereas previous ASER reports have reached almost all rural districts in the country to generate estimates that are considered representative at district, State, and national levels, ASER 2017 was conducted in 28 districts spread across 24 States and generated only district level estimates.