Fact file


• Population of the country: 290,342,554 in 2003
• Total number of Internet users: 165.75 millionin 2002
• Total number of Telephone lines:194 millionin 1997
• Total number of Mobile/cellular: 69.209 million in 1998
• Total number of TV broadcast stations: 1,500 ISPs: 7000 in 2002 Labor force: 141.8 million
• Percentage of literate population: 97% in 1997
• Population below poverty line:12.7% (2001)

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