Understanding state-level variations in India’s digital transformation





India’s digital transformation is often described in terms of the country’s vast internet penetration, growing mobile connectivity, and widespread uptake of digital payments and other online services. Undoubtedly, India has made tremendous progress on all these fronts over the last few years. But digitalisation narratives founded upon aggregate national statistics bear the risk of assuming a homogeneity of digital access and experience in the country. This article highlights some of the state-level differences in digital access, skills, and infrastructure across India—as a basis for dispelling assumptions about the homogeneity and universality of India’s digital transformation. The article draws attention to the varying levels of digital readiness within India, and to the need to account for these variations in the design and implementation of the country’s digital initiatives.


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How to Cite

Parsheera, S. (2022) “Understanding state-level variations in India’s digital transformation ”, The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC). South Africa, (30). doi: 10.23962/ajic.i30.15082.



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