During a survey by the Imphal Free Press, it was found that smartphones are sold above the maximum retail price during lockdown.
there are still thousands of families in Manipur who could not afford even a Smartphone. Now, the pandemic has magnified inequalities like never before.
“Apart from gender activism I have taken up such initiative as no one knows when the pandemic COVID-19 will end. It is an initiative to live with coronavirus,” Santa Khurai said.
Recent declarations for blended learning and some courses being taught in online mode as an option amid Covid-19 scenario need honest thinking concerning internet access in view of the digital divide in the country.
Pick and Nurture Pvt. Limited offers distance learning services to class IX, X, XI and XII students under the Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBoSE).
The Achik Students’ Welfare Association said that while the focus has now shifted to online studies, a good percentage of students have no access to either laptops, tablets or even a smartphone.