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3% households in India have internet connectivity: 2011 Housing Census

According to ‘The 2011 Housing Census’ figures released by
the Registrar General of India, the penetration of computers and laptops in
India is only 9.4 per cent or less than one out of 10 households with only 3
per cent having internet facility. The penetration of internet is 8 per cent in
urban as compared to less than 1 per cent in rural area. The Census 2011 included
over 24.66 crore households across the nation.

According to ‘The 2011 Housing Census’ figures released by
the Registrar General of India, the penetration of computers and laptops in
India is only 9.4 per cent or less than one out of 10 households with only 3
per cent having internet facility. The penetration of internet is 8 per cent in
urban as compared to less than 1 per cent in rural area. The Census 2011 included
over 24.66 crore households across the nation.

It was further highlighted that 63 per cent households have
Telephone/mobile facility with 82 per cent in urban and 54 per cent in rural
area. The penetration of mobile phone is 59 per cent and landline is 10 per
cent.

Census of India 2011 was conducted in two
phases. Approximately twenty five lakh (or 2.5 million) enumerators and 2 lakh
supervisors were engaged for this operation and information was collected on 35
items and 1.5 crore Census Schedules were canvassed in 16 Indian languages.

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