The ability to use computers remains low in the country, in spite of campaigns for digitalisation, an analysis of National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) data reveals. The data was collated from the NSS 71st round of 2014. Among the major States, Kerala has the highest computing ability at 32.3% in rural areas.

What does the analysis say?
An estimated 8.8% of the rural population has computing ability. In urban areas, the figure is nearly four times higher, at 30.2%.

What is Computing ability?
Computing ability is defined as an user’s ability to operate a desktop, laptop, palmtop, notebook, smartphone and tablets.