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Table 2 Percentage of 3- to 6-year-olds receiving preschool education (2013–2014)

From: Fostering equitable access to quality preschool education in India: challenges and opportunities

   Anganwadi center Privately run center Not attending
Residence Total 38.7 30.7 27.1
Rural 46.0 22.0 28.3
Urban 22.2 50.4 24.5
Gender Male 37.5 31.7 27.4
Female 40.1 29.6 26.9
Social category SCa 42.3 24.9 29.4
STb 52.0 17.4 26.9
OBCc 35.9 31.9 28.3
Other 34.3 39.3 23.6
Wealth index Lowest 51.9 8.6 34.8
Highest 16.0 61.6 20.3
  1. Source: Government of India (2016)
  2. aScheduled Caste
  3. bScheduled Tribe
  4. cOther Backward Community