Only 19% in 15-65 years age group use Internet in India, says study
New Delhi: In a startling finding, it has come to light that a meagre of 19 percent of people in the 15-65 age group are internet-savvy in the country.
About 35 per cent of those in the age group are aware of Internet, said a report named “AfterAccess: ICT access and use in India and the Global South”.
The report has been published by Lirneasia, a policy and regulation think tank in collaboration with the Cellular Operators Association of India.
“The lack of Internet awareness is a considerable problem in India, with just 35 per cent of the 15-65 (years) population aware of what the Internet is. The level of use is thus even lower at 19 per cent,” said the report.
“India has only connected around 20 per cent of the adult people who you would expect to be on line. So that’s pathetic… and the contradiction is, this (India) is one of the most affordable markets in the world”, Lirneasia Helani Galpaya, Chief Executive Officer said.
The report further said that out of total internet usage, about 27 per cent mostly spend time on social media.