First reports of the Indian census are coming in.
Communication: A telephone, whether a land line or mobile, is used by 63 percent of total households – 82 percent in urban areas and 54 percent in rural areas, an increase of 54 percentage points from 2001. A mobile phone is owned by 59 percent of households.
There has been a huge jump in television ownership – up from 15.6 percent to 43 percent in since 2001.
A computer or laptop is owned by 20 percent of the households in urban India and just 5 percent in rural areas. Only 3 percent of overall households have an internet connection.
Analysis will follow.