The state of Jammu & Kashmir has a population of 1,25,48,926 souls with a population density of 103 person per sq. km and the sex ratio of 883 females per thousand males. The literacy rate in the state is 68.74% against national average of 74.04%. The disappointed fact is that the state has a low level of socio-economic indicators such as low level of sex ratio, higher infant mortality and low literacy rate. As per details from Census 2011, Jammu and Kashmir has population of 1.25 Crore, an increase from figure of 1.01 Crore in 2001 census. Total population of Jammu and Kashmir as per 2011 census is 12,548,926 of which male and female are 6,665,561 and 5,883,365 respectively. In 2001, total population was 10,143,700 in which males were 5,360,926 while females were 4,782,774. The total population growth in this decade was 23.71 percent while in previous decade it was 29.04 percent. The population of Jammu and Kashmir forms 1.04 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 0.99 percent.

Low level of literacy is one of the key socio-economic factors of the underdevelopment. In order to bring the illiteracy to the lowest possible level, the Total Literacy Campaign' has been devised as a tool by the NLM to fight with the problem of illiteracy by way of imparting reading, writing and numeracy skills to the productive age group of 15 to 35 years.

The Total Literacy Campaign has been initiated in six districts of Kashmir valley with support and guidance of National Literacy Mission (NLM), J&K State Government and State Resource Centre (SRC) University of Kashmir.

Achievements :

Six No. of districts covered

8.83 lac Projected target group of illiterates (15-35 yrs age ) : 

38 Block/ Education Zones Covered out of 67 Total Block/Zones

18,286  Total TLC centres established

3.65 lacs Number of illiterates enrolled

19644 Number of volunteers trained

Funds Received

Central Share

Rs. 407.36 lacs

State Share

Rs. 50.00 lacs


Rs 457.36 lacs

Funds Utilized

Rs 317.58 lacs



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