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The internet ban cost India Rs. 20,500 crore loss

London, Ta. 5 Tuesday 2021 on Tuesday

In India, when the government cannot control the situation, it prefers to take measures that annoy the citizens. This is why the government often turns off the Internet in the name of law and order. If the internet is shut down, then in the present case the lifeline will be closed as most people’s businesses become dependent on the internet.

This is the reason that in 2020, India will lose 8 2.8 billion rupees (205 billion rupees) due to internet blockage. The world will incur a loss of 4 4 billion in 2020 due to internet shutdown. India holds more than 75 percent.

These details are revealed in the report ‘The Global Cost of Internet Shutdown’ released today. Accordingly, during the twelve months of 2020 in India, a total of 8927 hours of Internet was switched off at different locations at different times. More than one lakh citizens were adversely affected.

India also holds the record for the longest internet lockdown in the world. From August 2019 to March 2020, the net remained closed for 213 consecutive days in Kashmir. In Kashmir, however, the net was closed due to a critical situation. The calculations were done by three organizations, the World Bank, the International Telecommunications Union and the Software Independence Law Center.

There are 21 countries in the world where a net ban was resorted to in 2020. India is first in this. Countries like China and North Korea are not included in the report. This is because those countries do not disclose their net connection information. In a year, these 21 countries together closed the net for a total of 27,165 hours. The largest blockade of India’s Internet blockade is the Kashmir blockade.

How many times closed in Gujarat

In 2020, Gujarat is not in a position to close the net. But before that, due to various storms, Gujarat had to undergo a net bandh 11 times in five years between 2014 and 2018. The net was closed once in 2014, five times in 2015, three times in 2016 and once in the next two years.

Who suffers most from internet blockages?

count

Country

Damage

 

 

(Million dollars)

1

India

280

2

Belarus

33.64

3

Yemen

23.68

4

Myanmar

18.99

5

Azerbaijan

12.26

Where is the most pure ban?

count

Country

off hours)

1

India

8927

2

Myanmar

8808

3

Piece of paper

4608

4

Ethiopia

1536

5

Azerbaijan

1128

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