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India outstrips China and Russia in IT race: Rajya Sabha

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The Rajya Sabha (India) has informed that India has outstripped China and Russia in information technology (IT) race.

India ranks 40th as per the Global Information Technology Report, ahead of China (50th rank) and Russia (72nd), Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Shakeel Ahmad said in a written reply. The Global Information Technology Report's Readiness Index gives the degree of preparedness of a nation or community to participate in and benefit from ICT developments. India is ranked at 40th position out of 115 member countries.  Government has formulated a proposal for establishing one lakh plus Information and Communication Technology (ICT) enabled Common Services Centres (CSCs) predominantly in rural areas across the country, he said.

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