Southern states race ahead in IT adoption

Southern states race ahead in IT adoption
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First Published: Fri, Mar 30 2007. 05 40 PM IST
Updated: Fri, Mar 30 2007. 05 40 PM IST
PTI
New Delhi: Southern states led by Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala have ranked ahead of other states in preparedness of IT adoption, according to a report by the Department of Information Technology.
The Third E-Readiness Assessment Report 2005 said the northern states of Chandigarh, Haryana and Rajasthan have shown improvement. Apart from these, north eastern state of Sikkim has also moved up the list.
These findings take stock of the ICT adoption and preparedness of the states.
Developing states like Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh have a high employment multiplier and low output multiplier, indicating the existence of high involvement of skilled labour in the IT services area, whereas the high vertical linkages in the developed states of Maharashtra and Gujarat is shown by the high output multiplier and low employment multipliers.
A comparison in rankings for 2004 and 2005 showed that states of Bihar (up four places), Jharkhand (up four places), Rajasthan (up six places) and Uttaranchal (up seven places) have improved significantly.
Bihar showed improvement in market and infrastructure environment and business and individual readiness. Jharkhand improved its ranking through good performance in political, regulatory and infrastructure environment and government and individual readiness.
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First Published: Fri, Mar 30 2007. 05 40 PM IST