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Tripura government has decided to conduct a fresh survey to determine actual literacy rate in Tripura, claimed by previous left front government at 97.22%. The state government has taken up a pilot project for a house-to-house survey for a month to determine the rate of literacy in the state. Announcing this in an interaction with the media the minister for education Ratan Lal Nath said that according to 'so-called'  surveys conducted by the left front government in 2016 the rate of literacy in Tripura was 97.22% while in the year 2014 this had been claimed to be 96.83%.
'But from experience we find that lot of people in remote areas still give thumb impression in stead of signatures for works related to government; there are also people who just put pictorial signatures and can not write anything else ; so we doubt the authenticity of the left front’s claims about Tripura having emerged as the state with the highest literacy rate in 2016' said Nath. He added that the survey work would commence from February 15 and it will be conducted in Ward Nos 12,13 and 35 under Agartala Mubnicipal Corporation (AMC), Ward Nos 1,3 and 6 in Khowai municipality and remote Raj Nagar and Dumbur Nagar blocks. 

'The data collected from the survey will be analysed to ascertain the actual position and then a fresh initiative will be taken to make the state not only fully literate but also educated' said Ratan Lal Nath. He asserted that the very backbone of education system in the state had been broken during the left front's twenty five yearold misrule in Tripura and the present government will set it right.