Literacy rate has gone up to 80%, says Prakash Javadekar
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Focusing on Life Long Learning process, Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar, on Saturday, claimed that India would achieve 100 per cent literacy rate soon.  

“There was a literacy rate of 18% in the post independence era. Today it has gone up to 80% and I guarantee that within next five years, it will be 100%. There will be no illiteracy in the country," said Javadekar on the sidelines of Festival of Education organised by the Rajasthan government in Jaipur. 

The HRD Minister reiterated that the ability to read and write only doesn’t define education, but the knowledge one gain with time is education in real terms. 

"Our priority is to improve the quality of education," he added.