The report highlights the share of illiterate workforce is 30.7 per cent in the year 2009-10, which is twice their share of 15.2 per cent contribution to the GDP. While, only about nine per cent of the HLE (graduates and above) contributes about 29 per cent of the GDP.
It says, “This adequately demonstrates the power of education which enhances productivity and economic value both at the individual level and when aggregated at the level of a nation. It suggests the impact of education on GDP is prominent and they are highly correlated.”
The report points that the younger generation has evolved to be more aware of the value of higher education and the shares of respective populations in higher education in each socio-religious group as well as in urban, rural, male and female groups have significantly increased over the past generation.
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