Census 2011

Uneven progress

Print edition : October 02, 2015

A class in progress at a government-run school in Allahabad on September 7. Photo: Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP

Students of a special school for tribal people at Agaly in Attapady in Kerala's Palakkad district. Photo: K.K. Mustafah

The key takeaway from the Census of India 2011 data on urban growth, sex ratios and literacy rates is that India is moving towards population stabilisation, though not as rapidly as might be desired.

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