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Delhi most 'internet-ready' state in India: study

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

is the most "internet- ready" state in the country followed by and Maharashtra, an official study has revealed.

While north-eastern states, excluding Nagaland, have been ranked low in terms of overall internet readiness, is the state with highest number of start-ups followed by and Maharashtra.

"has emerged as the top ranked state in terms of overall internet readiness. The capital city is followed by Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu. Delhi gets this rank primarily because of its fabulous e-infrastructure and e-participation," Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and said while releasing the report.

"We are hopeful that will leapfrog from the present 155th position to world's top 5 in connectivity, within the next 5-6 years. Things have improved multi-fold with state governments of Chattisgarh, and among others taking proactive steps to improve connectivity and internet reach," Sundararajan added.

Internet readiness index is a composite benchmark of four components - e-Infrastructure index, e-Participation index, IT-Environment, and government e-services index

The purpose of the index is to give a sharper perspective for industries looking to expand their business in Indian states.

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First Published: Thu, April 20 2017. 16:32 IST