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PC penetration in India trebles

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PC penetration in India trebles to from 6.3 per 1,000 people in 2000-01 to 18 per 1,000 in 2005-06, according to data provided by the Manufacturers' Association for Information Technology.

In India, in 2005-'06, PC penetration has been 18 per 1,000 people.  The momentum of growth is expected to continue further. PC sales as well as penetration in the country are expected to be more than double every three years. PC sales in the country grew 32 per cent to cross the 5 million mark in 2005-06. A sizeable chunk of the demand has resulted from the e-Governance programme of the government and the rapid pace of computerisation of the branches of public sector banks in last five years. The boom in IT and IT-enabled services sector has made this change possible. With decrease in import duties on components, PCs have become more affordable.  The same factors are expected to contribute to the growth in PC sales in coming years also.

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