Digital Divide

Only 36% of the Indian population has access to the internet, according to the India Internet 2019 report by IAMAI and Nielsen.Approximately two-third of municipal school students in rural areas are unable to access teaching material as they don't have internet access.

About 9,000 students from poor families are enrolled in various municipal schools in Amravati. Of these, just over 2,500 have access to android phones. That’s a mere 27 percent.

Without access to any form of smartphone or internet, 73 percent of municipal school students in Amravati and a similar large percentage in other municipal and government schools across the country, are missing out on their education during the lockdown.

Digital Education during Covid 19 - Not for All