Nepali People Ahead of India in Technology Use: 72% Nepali uses Mobile Phone
Nepali people are ahead in the use of mobile phones and social networks. On the basis of percentage, the latest survey shows that the use of technology is higher in Nepal in comparison to Indian people.
According to the survey, conducted in a total of about 40,000 people in 18 countries was published in Lalitpur. The report shows that the two-thirds of the population in Nepal use the internet and mobile service.
According to the survey conducted by IDRC, CRDI, 72 percent of Nepalese have a mobile phone. While the desktop and laptop users are 5 percent only.
Argentina has the highest mobile users with 92% among the surveyed countries whereas India has only 61 percent of the people who use smartphones. It is 11 percent less than that of Nepal.
Not only in urban areas and cities, but mobile phone users in the rural area are also high in Nepal. According to the survey, 76 percent of the urban people have mobile phones whereas 65 percent of people in the village use mobile phones.
According to the survey, 80 percent of men and 65 percent of women are using mobile in Nepal. In India, only 43 percent of women are using mobile.
More interesting statistics is that 65 percent of Nepalese who have 0 income is using the mobile phone. The reason behind this is, the members of the family are in foreign employment and urban areas and they are likely to have mobile access to talk at home.
Among the mobile users in Nepal, 52 percent have a smartphone and 40 percent uses a basic phone just for the phone call. Whereas one of the biggest smartphone producer, India, only 28 percent of the smartphones are seen in the survey.
47% of the smartphone users are from the villages and rural areas. About them, 65 percent are on the Internet. 60 percent of Nepali has access in the social network. Among them, 58 percent of them read and watch news through social networks.
According to Baburam Aryal, president of the Center for Law and Technology, the survey was carried out reaching around 2,000 families in 77 districts in Nepal in an international standard. In this survey, 38 thousand people of the age group of 15 to 65 years were questioned with.