Reading books is an important part of life for many people in India. According to the Youth Readership Survey, conducted in 2017, out of the 459 million youth in India, 333 million are literate. Of these literate youth, 83.4 million read books for leisure, which is 25% of the literate youth population.

The survey was conducted by the National Book Trust (NBT) and the Indian Market Research Bureau (IMRB) International, and is the most comprehensive survey on reading habits ever done in India. The survey was conducted in 12 states, including Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Assam, Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Delhi.

The survey revealed that the majority of readers are young, with the highest percentage of readers aged between 15 and 19 years old. The survey also found that most readers are male, with only 27% of readers being female.

The survey also revealed that most readers prefer to read books in their own language. Hindi was the most popular language for readers, followed by English and other regional languages. The survey also found that most readers prefer to read fiction, with 70% of readers preferring fiction over non-fiction.

The survey also revealed that most readers prefer to read books in print, with only 5% of readers preferring to read books electronically. The survey also found that most readers prefer to buy books from bookstores, with only 4% of readers preferring to buy books online.

The survey also revealed that most readers prefer to read books in their free time, with only 4% of readers preferring to read books during their commute. The survey also found that most readers prefer to read books alone, with only 4% of readers preferring to read books with others.

Overall, the survey revealed that reading books is an important part of life for many people in India. The survey also revealed that most readers prefer to read books in their own language, prefer fiction over non-fiction, prefer to read books in print, prefer to buy books from bookstores, prefer to read books in their free time, and prefer to read books alone.

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