South leads the way in e-readiness

Tamil Nadu, AP, Karnataka along with Delhi and Chandigarh named leaders in NCAER report


Samir Sachdeva | March 25, 2010

The bottom rung has three each from the union territories and north-eastern states
The bottom rung has three each from the union territories and north-eastern states

Karnataka, Chandigarh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, AP have been ranked as leaders in e-readiness assessment as per the India e-Readiness Assessment Report 2008 released by Department of Information Technology, Government of India.

The report published by department in collaboration with National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) is the fifth in series of reports that categorizes states/UTs on level of their e-Readiness. The study calculates the e-readiness index based on three sub-indicators, i.e. the environment that promotes the spread and usage of ICT, the readiness of different stake holders of the economy (government, businesses and the individual) to use ICT and the degree of usage of ICT by the stakeholders.

The assessment report for 2008 released by DIT differentiates states and UTs in the following different levels:

  • Leaders – Karnataka, Chandigarh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh
  • Aspiring Leaders – West Bengal, Kerala, Haryana, Gujarat, Punjab
  • Expectants – Andaman and Nicobar, Madhya, Pradesh, Goa, Orissa, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar
  • Average Achievers – Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Sikkim, Rajasthan
  • Below Average Achievers –Tripura, Nagaland, Puducherry, Meghalaya
  • Least Achievers – Manipur, Mizoram, Jammu and Kashmir, Arunachal Pradesh, Lakshadweep, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu




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