India's literacy rate: 84 million children have never attended school

The country's 2011 census data reveal startling figures about its literacy rate

According to the 2011 Census, 84 million Indian children have never attended any educational institution.

According to the 2011 Census, 84 million Indian children have never attended any educational institution. (WION)

The need to work is often cited as the main reason for not going to school, but 86.26% of uneducated people are not working.

The need to work is often cited as the main reason for not going to school, but 86.26% of uneducated people are not working. (WION)

The average literacy rate among the disabled is far below the national average.

The average literacy rate among the disabled is far below the national average. (WION)