Rural web users in India to grow 30%
The number of internet users in rural India is forecast to rise 30 percent to 5.4 million in 2010, according to a joint study conducted by the Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and market research firm IMRB.
E-mail is the dominant purpose of internet access in rural India, the organisations said, adding that about 85 percent of the total rural users in 2009 accessed the internet for e-mails.
About 13 percent of the total rural internet users in 2009 scouted for latest farming techniques over the web, while 8 percent also used it to find more about fertilizers and pesticides, the organisations said.
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