A new report titled Index of Internet Readiness of Indian States, published by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), claims that Maharashtra has emerged as the top ranking state in terms of overall Internet readiness index, followed by Karnataka, Gujarat, Telangana and Tamil Nadu. Among the smaller states, Delhi has emerged as the topmost state in terms of Internet readiness index, followed by Puducherry and Goa. Earlier this month, the IAMAI released a report stating that India’s mobile internet usage base will touch 371 million by June 2016, while 28% of existing mobile users (306 million) as of December ’15 came from rural India. According to the IAMAI, Internet Readiness index has ﬁve components: e-Infrastructure index, e-Participation index, IT-Services and e-Governance index. The study echoes the properties of ‘e-Readiness index’, which is released by Economist Intelligence Unit in 2010.…
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