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State Ranks as per Urban Tele-density as on 31.03.2014

April 25, 2016 Author : OGD PMU Team

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The various states of India, including the national capital territory of Delhi, have been ranked on the criterion of urban tele-density recorded by the respective states as on 31.03.2014. The urban tele-density has, now-a-days, emerged as one of the important parameters to assess the inclusive growth and development of a particular state. It gives a relative measure to compare the depth of the communication network, particularly the flag-bearer of communication in present day world i.e. mobile penetration, in the various states of India.

The Top 10 states of India, ranked on the criterion of urban tele-density recorded by the respective states as on 31.03.2014, were:Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha, Rajasthan, Goa, Punjab and North Eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh along with Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura, which are included in North East service area and have collectively been ranked on the tenth position. Thus, Himachal Pradesh had the highest urban tele-density and was on the top rank amongst the various states of India; followed by Delhi.

The 5 states having the lowest ranks among the various states of India, when ranked on the criterion of urban tele-density recorded by the respective states as on 31.03.2014, were: Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana and Assam.

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Source: NITI Aayog/Planning Commission
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