New Delhi topped in terms of overall internet readiness beating last year’s winner Maharashtra. This latest survey report is conducted by IAMAI and market research company Neilson.
As per the survey reports, Karnataka is in second place. Maharashtra and Kerala are on the 3rd and 4th position in this report.
The survey report named as ‘Index of Internet Readiness of Indian States’ that because of its great e-infra and e-participation, Delhi has got this ranking. Surprisingly, the Delhi government has promised to implement Wi-Fi service which is still pending.
If we refer to smaller states and UT, Chandigarh and Puducherry comes after Delhi. Chandigarh is placed on 2nd position in e-infrastructure and e-participation after Delhi. On e-infrastructure index, Puducherry is in third place.
The report suggests that in smaller states and northern states (Barring Nagaland) has got very low ranking in overall internet readiness. This indicates that more effort are required to develop infra, and more investment is needed in future.
If look at this report, Nagaland is on the top among all northeast states. Manipur and Tripura come just after Nagaland. In IT infra Nagaland is leading and doing slightly good in other fields as well.
Top Incubators in India
Three states; Maharashtra, Delhi, and Karnataka are crowned as the highest number of digital startups.
On the incubators front, Tamil Nadu is in the top rank with 242 startups. Further, if we quantify these figures, around 83% of all incubators are present in 10 states only. These states are Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Kerala, Telangana, Gujarat, West Bengal, Delhi, and Rajasthan.
Northeast area is too far from the average for incubators and digital startups. For example, Manipur is the only state which has got the single incubator. This indicates that Manipur if the only lucky state in the entire region.
Main components of this report
This survey report basically measures the presence of internet infrastructure in Indian states. Further, this tells us that how much people are using the internet in their daily life. This report contains four main parameters: e-infrastructure, e-participation, IT environment, and government e-services. These all parameters have given equal weight.
Reportedly, the have created the fifth index know as Core Internet Index. This indicates how digital firms are looking forward to expanding business in other states.