The situation of Indian Schools in the States and Union Territories is poor in terms of the internet, they do not provide their students with the privilege of Internet facility. More than 90% of schools across the country do not provide basic internet facilities to their students, including 14 smaller and bigger states and newly formed union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
The information was shared by the Union Human Resource Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal on the 6th day of the winter session of Parliament in reply to BJP MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy’s question on the number and percentage of schools in the country that have electricity, toilets, and internet facilities. The details shared by the HRD Minister cover students studying from class 6 to class 12.
In bigger states like Uttar Pradesh, the government school 97.68% of students studying in class 6-10 are deprived of internet facility. Among other big states where such anomaly has come to the fore are Karnataka, Odisha, and Bihar where the figures are 3.75%, 8.7%, and 3.07%, respectively. In Jammu and Kashmir, only 2.98% of students have internet facilities.
Delhi schools rank first in the country with 99.91% of schools in the national capital provide internet to students. The total number of government schools in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh are 1108 and 1288, respectively. On the better side of the report are the government schools of Chandigarh and Kerala where internet facilities are being provided in 100% and 84.07% schools, respectively.