Top 10 Lowest Literate Districts of India : Ranking

India being still developing is yet to catch up with other developed country in terms of education. State in which large illiteracy is found are Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Jharkhand and Bihar.

List of Districts of India with lowest average literacy rate. Children in age of 0-6 are not counted for purpose of literacy rate.
2011 Census 2001 Census
Rank District State Average Male Female Average Male Female
1 Alirajpur Madhya Pradesh 36.10 42.02 30.29 31.10 40.18 22.01
2 Bijapur Chhattisgarh 40.86 50.46 31.11 30.35 40.31 20.34
3 Dantewada Chhattisgarh 42.12 51.92 32.54 30.45 39.97 21.18
4 Jhabua Madhya Pradesh 43.30 52.85 33.77 41.37 53.95 28.58
5 Nabarangapur Orissa 46.43 57.31 35.80 33.93 47.04 20.67
6 Shrawasti Uttar Pradesh 46.74 57.16 34.78 33.82 46.67 18.58
7 Malkangiri Orissa 48.54 59.07 38.28 30.53 40.14 20.91
8 Narayanpur Chhattisgarh 48.62 57.31 39.88 37.54 48.44 26.78
9 Kurung Kumey Arunachal Pradesh 48.75 55.12 42.64 25.74 34.08 17.45
10 Pakur Jharkhand 48.82 57.06 40.52 30.65 40.23 20.61