Minister shares list of states with the most internet-private schools
Twenty states and union territories have internet connection in less than 10% of their public schools, Lok Sabha informed on Monday.
The information was shared by Union Minister of State for Education Annpurna Devi in response to a written question to Lok Sabha. The minister cited data from the Unified District Information System for Education (UDISE), 2019-2020, in her response.
According to the minister, states with less than 10% public schools with internet coverage are Andhra Pradesh (9.10pc), Arunachal Pradesh (3.44pc), Assam (4.32pc ), Bihar (2.05 pc), Chhattisgarh (3.35 pc). pc), Goa (8.46 pc), Jammu and Kashmir (5.18 pc), Karnataka (7.75 pc), Ladakh (1.86 pc), Madhya Pradesh (3.81 pc), Manipur ( 2.36pc), Meghalaya (1.27pc), Mizoram (2.35pc), Nagaland (3.03pc), Odisha (2.72pc), Telangana (8.03pc), Tripura (1, 61 pc), Uttar Pradesh (2.94 pc), Uttarakhand (6.40 pc) and West Bengal (9.65 pc).
The list was topped by Chandigarh, which had 100% of its public schools connected to internet facilities, followed by Lakshadweep (93.33pc), Delhi (88.18pc) and Kerala (87.16pc). ”To improve internet connectivity in rural areas, MEITY’s CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd (CSC-SPV) has been contracted to provide Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) connectivity to government institutions including schools,” Devi said.
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