New Delhi: Kerala is the fourth most "internet- ready" state in the country, an official study has revealed.
Delhi ranked number one followed by Karnataka and Maharashtra.
The north-eastern states, excluding Nagaland, have been ranked low in terms of overall internet readiness. Karnataka is the state with highest number of digital start-ups followed by Delhi and Maharashtra.
"We are hopeful that India will leapfrog from the present 155th position to world's top 5 in connectivity, within the next 5-6 years. Things have improved multi-fold with state governments of Chattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana among others taking proactive steps to improve connectivity and internet reach," Aruna Sundararajan, secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said while releasing the report.
Internet readiness index is a composite benchmark of four components - e-Infrastructure index, e-Participation index, IT-Environment, and government e-services index
The purpose of the index is to give a sharper perspective for digital industries looking to expand their business in Indian states.