A study claims that 950 million people in India are yet not connected to internet….well, you might be awestruck to know the truth, but yes this is the fact which is difficult to digest….
According to a joint study done by Assocham-Deloitte, “Internet penetration is increasing in India, the access to affordable broadband, smart devices and monthly data packages is required to spread digital literacy to make their ends meet.”
The study titled ‘Strategic national measures to combat cybercrime‘ said: “Existing government infrastructure assets should be further leveraged for the provision of digital services at remote locations.
Digital literacy needs to be increased by providing institutional training in schools, colleges, and universities; accelerating partnerships with global technology leaders and using the workforce trained under Skill India to impart training.”
The study suggests that government has to encourage technology adoption which increases the standard of living of the weaker sections of society; this has to be communicated to the citizens.
Start-ups should be involved to create and customize apps to local needs to increase adoption of digital technology,” added the joint study.
Joint study also stated Private sector players should be incentivized to develop infrastructure, provide services and promote digital literacy as part of the Digital India programme.
The hindrance to adopt technology is due to the lack in digital literacy in India.
Several initiatives undertaken by the government and other organisations are expected to improve the digital literacy rate in the coming years which will in turn result in an increase in adoption of technology and digital services.