As per recent survey maharashtra ranks 6th in terms of literacy rate of 83 pc, after kerala, mizo, tripura, goa, HP. that means in bigger states maharshtra ranks 1st because the first 5 states are very small. this has opened eyes of people who were calling marathis backwad.
backward because of the hue n cry made by some section abt the migrant labour fm other parts of the country !!