Beti Foundation

Actualizing Growth with Integrity

Adolescent Girls in Uttar Pradesh - Key Statistics

Key Indicators Data
Child Sex ratio (2011)1 899/1000
Gender Disparity Index Value (1991)2 0.52
Gender Disparity Index Rank (out of 32)2 31
Girls -Gross Enrolment Ratio Class I-V ( 6-11 years), (2006-07)2 109.24
Female Literacy Rate (2011)1 59.26
Rural Female Literacy Rate - 2001 (%)1 38
Urban Female Literacy Rate - 2001 (%)1 62
School Drop out rate Classes I-X (%), (2006-07)5 52.4
Maternal Mortality Rate - (per 100,000 live births)3 359
Women age 20-24 married before age of 18 ( %) 20054 53
Rural Women age 20-24 married before age of 18 ( %) 20054  61.1
Urban Women age 20-24 married before age of 18 ( %) 20054 30.0
Rural women who have heard of HIV/AIDS (%) (2005)4 31
Currently married women who usually participate in household decisions ( %) 20054 48.2
Ever married women who have ever experienced spousal violence (%)(2005)4  42.4
Percentage Rape Cases(Number of crimes per 100,000 inhabitants)6 16.5

Source
1 From Official Website of Govt. Of Uttar Pradesh (www.upgovt.nic.in)
2 Dept. of Higher Education , Ministry of HRD, 'Selected Educational Statistics' 2006-07 
3 MMR, SRS 2007-09
4 National Family Health Survey-3. 2005-2006
5 Ministry of HRD, Dept. of School Education & Literacy (2009). Annual Report 2008-09
6 Ministry of Home Affairs, National Crime Records Bureau (2009). Crime n India 2008.

Educational Scenario of Uttar Pradesh
(Data Source of This Section: District Report Card 2005 and State Report Card 2005)

Government Schools

  Primary (class1 to class 5) Primary with upper primary (class1 to class 8) Primary with Upper primary & Secondary (class1 to class 10) Upper Primary only(class5 to class 8) Upper with secondary (class 8 to class 10) Total
Schools Govt.

94,452

1283

243

19,651

260

1,16,347

Schools Private

16,131

3,047

466

5,858

1,007

26,509

Rural Schools Govt.

89,631

1,032

2,14 1

8,776

221

1,09,881

Rural schools private

11,686

1901

300

4,647

897

19,440

Enrolment Govt.

1,81,42,907

2,96,597

55,652

25,15,405

57,461

2,10,68,022

Enrolment Private

33,94,988

10,40,385

1,77,154

11,24,466

2,82,551

60,19,544

Rural enrolment Govt.

1,73,35,240

2,11,588

40,554

24,08,086

44,579

2,00,40,047

Rural Govt. Private

25,25,016

6,79,965

1,08,758

9,34,282

2,51,870

44,99,891

Teachers Govt.

2,34,836

4,569

877

55,680

1,056

2,97,057

Teachers Private

58,070

16,043

2,091

22,822

4,638

1,03,664

Enrolment in 2004–2005

Grade Total Enrolment Girls' Enrolment Percentage
I

57,51,726

27,39,670

47.36

II

49,30,380

23,72,409

48.11

III

46,86,211

22,64,141

48.31

IV

38,46,430

18,38,280

47.79

V

32,57,458

15,34,292

47.10

VI

17,48,182

7,84,697

44.88

VII

15,09,418

6,69,485

44.35

VIII

13,57,761

5,95,172

43.83

Primary

2,24,72,205

1,07,48,792

47.83

Upper Primary 

46,15,361

20,49,354

44.40

Enrolment of Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe in 2004-2005

  Primary Upper Primary
% SC Enrolment 28.5 28.4
% SC Girls enrolment 47.8 43.6
% ST enrolment 1.0 0.9
% ST Girls enrolment 46.9 41.2

Drop Out Rate

Drop out rate UP (percentage) India (percentage)
Total  23.5 53.70
Male 24.2 50.30
Female 22.7 57.71
    hard-facts
  • Of the adolescent girls attending the Bansa village center, there are as many as 10 girls, all of them of between 15 to 18 years of age, who have already been either divorced or widowed or separated from their husbands.
  • Over the last two years, center # 1 of Mauthari Village has been witness to as many as 5 of its students getting married.
  • In Barabanki, the Project Area of BETI Foundation covered the traditional loom (weaving) belt of Barabanki district, which has a very low female literacy rate of just 10%. Muslims have had the monopoly over the weaving occupation since the medieval ages.