India’s internet readiness

The Internet Readiness Index figures suggest that Maharashtra, Delhi and Chandigarh have highest index figures; Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh, and Daman and Diu are yet to open their account


Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint
Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint

More people are getting access to a smartphone and, eventually, connectivity to the internet across India. The latest Internet Readiness Index figures suggest that Maharashtra, Delhi and the union territory of Chandigarh have the highest index figures, while Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh, and Daman and Diu are yet to even open their account.

An initiative by the Department of Posts saw the provision of internet and email facilities in post offices across India. Delhi, Karnataka and Maharashtra have the maximum number of connected post offices, while Manipur, Andhra Pradesh and Meghalaya are at the bottom.

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