Q. Consider the following statements:
1.The percentage of women owning mobile phones is more than the percentage of men in India.
2.The percentage of Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Scheduled Castes (SC) having access to laptops and computers is less than the percentage of upper castes in India.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B

Statement 1 is incorrect. According to the Oxfam report on India digital divide, 61% of men-owned mobile phones in 2021 compared to just 31% of women.

Statement 2 is correct. The report highlights while 8% of the general caste have access to a computer or a laptop, less than 1% of the Scheduled Tribes (ST) and 2% of the Scheduled Castes (SC) afford it.

Source: ForumIAS