Study: 43% of India’s Poor and illiterate will Use Internet By 2030Hot Buzz

January 30, 2019 18:58
Study: 43% of India’s Poor and illiterate will Use Internet By 2030

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Indians slowly and steadily using internet as per the recent trend.

However, there are many barriers to come to online even when the data prices are dropped down after Jio’s entry into this market.

According to new survey conducted by Bookings Holdings, the main reason is not the availability of devices or internet.

Many of Indians aren’t too comfortable with English, the main dominant language on the Internet.

Study tells, People surveyed across china, India, and Indonesia believed the understanding of English language online is what’s holding back the people belonging to remote areas from participating.

And also, some other factors people cited that lack of capable devices and the lack of inexpensive Internet services as the obstacles.

Though these factors holding them back but there are people are still coming online at a steady rate.

According to the survey, “In 2018, 112 million people across Asia came online for the first time, and another 365 million will join them in 2019.”

In last year the number of Indians with a smart phone device jumped to 16 percent and it is the fastest growth in the world.

Coming to India, the report says “About 31 percent of people not online don't know how to use the Internet at all, and over 13 percent have no access to it. However, the next billion online are 46 percent likely to be poor and 43 percent likely to be illiterate are coming to online by 2030.”

-Sai Kumar

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