Their numbers are about 20 percent more than in urban India. The number of active Internet users in urban areas is 294 million. According to a report by Nielsen India, the government’s efforts to strengthen digital infrastructure with the availability of affordable smartphones and affordable mobile data have increased the use of internet. Our country tops the list of countries with the lowest cost of data, which has led to increased access to the Internet. All these reasons have led to the rapid spread of the Internet in the country. 5G is also expected to be rolled out this year, which may see a lot of momentum in some areas. The government is actively working on the digital agenda and a large number of Gram Panchayats are being brought under the ambit of the Internet. These efforts of the government will directly benefit the people.
Tech News Desk – These days the number of active internet users in the country as well as in rural areas is increasing rapidly. Internet usage in villages has increased by 45% as compared to 2019. Most of these users are women. After 2019, their number has increased to 61 percent. While the number of men has increased by 24 percent. One out of every three internet users in rural areas is a female active user. However, 60 percent of the rural population is still not actively using the Internet. According to the recent India 2.0 Internet study by Nielsen, the number of active internet users over the age of two years across the country stood at 646 million in December 2021. But now rural India is ahead of urban areas in terms of active internet users. There are 352 million internet users in rural areas.