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India on 49th spot on internet inclusion globally

April 16, 2021

India on 49th spot on internet inclusion globally

In spite of least expensive information plans and almost 700 million web clients, India is at a bleak 49th spot worldwide with regards to web incorporation and gender equality in getting to the internet, a Facebook-Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) study has uncovered.

India is tied with Thailand in 49th spot this year on the scores of web availability (77th position around the world), affordability (twentieth spot), relevance (49th position) and readiness (29th) classifications.

“India’s glaring underperformance in the availability pillar is, in huge part, reason for its placement, and this weak performance is owed to low internet use and quality and broadening gender gap in cell phone and internet access in the country,” the Facebook said in the ‘Comprehensive Internet Index’ report.

India is set to arrive at one billion web clients by 2025. There were over 687.6 million web clients in India in 2020.

The Facebook ‘Comprehensive Internet Index’ looked at 120 nations, addressing 98% of worldwide GDP and 96 percent of worldwide population.

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