NEW DELHI: Over 2.9 crore school students across 23 states are without digital devices. This is excluding the over 28% students from Chhattisgarh, 4% from Delhi, 70% each from Jammu & Kashmir and Madhya Pradesh and over 42% from Punjab, the ministry of education told the Lok Sabha on Monday.
In response to the written question on whether some states have seen a massive dip in the number of students that have enrolled in private schools as compared to pre-pandemic years, the House was informed that in absolute numbers Bihar has the highest number of school students without digital devices at 1.4 crore. In percentage terms, majority of the students in Madhya Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir are without a digital device. States like Assam, Jharkhand and Karnataka have more than 30 lakh children without access to digital devices, while Uttarakhand has 21 lakh such children.