SECC 2011: UP tops list of states with highest mobile penetration

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New Delhi | Updated: July 3, 2015 7:40:12 PM

Uttar Pradesh tops the list of states with highest mobile penetration in rural areas, while Naxal-affected Chhattisgarh finds its place at the bottom.

SmartphoneIn UP, 86.63 per cent households have mobile handsets, while only 28.47 per cent households in Chhattisgarh own the device. (Reuters)

Uttar Pradesh tops the list of states with highest mobile penetration in rural areas, while Naxal-affected Chhattisgarh finds its place at the bottom.

In UP, 86.63 per cent households have mobile handsets, while only 28.47 per cent households in Chhattisgarh own the device.

According to the Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011, the average mobile penetration in the country stood at 68.35 per cent.

UP is closely followed by Uttarakhand with 86.60 per cent mobile penetration and Sikkim with 84.90 per cent.

Odisha is ranked second lowest in terms of mobile penetration with only 33.56 per cent of households owning the gadget.

As far as possession of white goods are concerned, only 11.04 per cent rural households owns refrigerator.

Goa with 69.37 per cent is on the top among the list followed by Punjab with 66.43 per cent households owning it.

Bihar has lowest number of refrigerators. Only 2.61 per cent households own a fridge. Chhattisgarh follows Bihar in ascending order with 3.30 per cent of the households own this.

With regard to vehicle, the census has revealed that 20.69 per cent households in India have any kind of automobile.

Goa leads the pack with 65.85 per cent household owing any kind of vehicle followed by Punjab 51.16 per cent and Arunachal Pradesh with 41.46 per cent.

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