World Bank says India faces stark digital divide


India is a global IT powerhouse but a huge majority of the population remains locked out of the benefits brought by the digital economy, the World Bank said on Tuesday. India’s vibrant business process outsourcing sector, centered in the southern hubs of Bangalore and Hyderabad, has made it the leading exporter of IT services and skilled manpower in the developing world. Yet nearly a billion people have no Internet access, the biggest offline population of any country, World Bank economists said at the India launch of the World Development Report 2016, Digital Dividends. Fewer than two in five Indian businesses…

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