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Internet Penetration in Rural India Is Abysmal, Finds COAI’s IMC-Deloitte Report

HIGHLIGHTS The overall Internet penetration in India is now 33 percent However, it is just 16 percent in the rural areas India lags behind many countries in broadband penetration with only 23% While the overall Internet penetration in India is 33 percent, it is only 16 percent in the rural areas, a report released at the ‘India Mobile Congress 2017′ ... Read More »

Rural Financial Inclusion: Small Finance Banks Could Pick up Where Public Sector Banks Left Off

Microfinance institutions lend at between 20% and 26% and are able to get all their money back with negligible non-performing assets. Credit: Reuters A fundamental change is taking place in Indian banking which has the potential to become as dramatic as bank nationalisation. The process is understood, but its likely impact is not. Hence the issue is missing from headlines. ... Read More »