what is elementary education? how is literacy rate calculated in india?

In response to first part of your query, elementary education can be defined as basic education in reading, writing and mathematics along with an elementary understanding of other subjects such as history, geography, natural sciences, social sciences, art and music.The Government of India has made free and compulsory access of elementary education to all the children in the age group of 6-14 years.
In response to second part of your query, literacy rate is calculated by dividing the number of literates by the corresponding age group population and multiplying the result by 100.

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