New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh tops the list of states with highest mobile penetration in rural areas, while Naxal-affected Chhattisgarh finds its place at the bottom.
In UP, 86.63 per cent households have mobile handsets, while only 28.47 percent households in Chhattisgarh own the device.
According to the Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011, the average mobile penetration in the country stood at 68.35 percent.
UP is closely followed by Uttarakhand with 86.60 percent mobile penetration and Sikkim with 84.90 percent.
Odisha is ranked second lowest in terms of mobile penetration with only 33.56 percent of households owning the gadget.
As far as possession of white goods are concerned, only 11.04 percent rural households owns refrigerator.
Goa with 69.37 percent is on the top among the list followed by Punjab with 66.43 percent households owning it.
Bihar has lowest number of refrigerators. Only 2.61 percent households own a fridge. Chhattisgarh follows Bihar in ascending order with 3.30 percent of the households own this.
With regard to vehicle, the census has revealed that 20.69 percent households in India have any kind of automobile.
Goa leads the pack with 65.85 percent household owing any kind of vehicle followed by Punjab 51.16 per cent and Arunachal Pradesh with 41.46 percent.