'Schools having computers' survey: Kerala, Lakshadweep top, Bihar at bottom
PM Narendra Modi's call for a digital India has far to go, what with states and UTs performing dismally in a survey judging schools having computers. While Kerala and Delhi performed the best, Bihar and Jharkhand scored abysmally low in the survey. On a positive note, the government-conducted survey showed the numbers of schools with computers have increased from 2013 to 2016.
Lakshadweep scores 100, Kerala and Delhi show 2% increase
An impressive 94.5% schools in Kerala have computers, reiterating why the state has highest literacy rate till now. Second ranker Delhi shows that 83.89% of its schools have computers. Both have registered an increase of around 2% in the number of schools with computers since 2013-14. Lakshadweep is the only state/UT to have scored a full 100%, emphasizing its high literacy rate at 92.28%.
The bottom five: Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Meghalaya and West Bengal
The bottom five states in this survey are Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Meghalaya and West Bengal. Bihar has only 9.37% schools that have computers, followed by Jharkhand with 10.28%, Assam with 10.76%, Meghalaya with 11.74% and West Bengal with 12.67%. Notably, the UTs have performed much better than the states. The survey checked if at least one computer is working in all the schools.