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75% of ‘Bharat natives’ want to adopt digital learning initiatives in regional languages, according to Lokal survey on 2022 budget
Posted on February 17, 2022
36% of respondents consider the legalization of cryptocurrency the best budget asset
New Delhi : Lokal, a hyperlocal social media platform, has released its 2022 Union Budget survey findings, capturing the sentiments of India’s Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities. The topic of the survey was “Budget for Digital Bharat”, owing to special digital initiatives launched by the government to help the masses meet the needs of education, upskilling and modern agriculture. The survey saw the participation of around 58,000 respondents aged between 22 and 40, from Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat. It was hosted in native languages such as Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati and Malayalam.
The 2022 budget has taken giant steps to make digital opportunities remotely accessible to Bharat natives. Evidenced by this, 75% of Bharat citizens are ready to adopt digital learning initiatives in regional languages. The highest receptivity in the southern states was shown by respondents from Karnataka (80%), followed by Telugu (77%), Tamil Nadu (72%) and Kerala (69%). While in the west, 73% of respondents from Gujarat and 55% from Maharashtra expressed interest in adopting these initiatives. The higher acceptance percentage is a result of these initiatives being a cutting-edge solution for students struggling with limited digital infrastructure.
Digging deeper into the understanding of the most preferred initiative, the survey reveals that 61% of total respondents looked forward to the study modules and technical tools offered in native languages as part of the digital university, followed by 27% for PM e-Programme Vidya of “One Class, One TV Program” and 12% for DESH Stack electronic portal. The DESH Stack electronic portal is an amazing arrangement for students and youth for professional development, retraining and transferable skills.
When asked about their best takeaway, 36% of respondents consider legalizing cryptocurrency as their best budget takeaway. Given the efforts of state authorities to promote next-generation technologies, the largest respondents (53%) in favor of cryptocurrency came from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. On the other hand, respondents from Tamil Nadu (50%), Kerala (48%), Gujarat (46%), Maharashtra (45%) and Karnataka (31%) are considering agriculture-specific initiatives such as Kisan drones, chemical-free agriculture and the Ken-Betwa project benefit them the most. 53% of total respondents believe that the Union Budget 2022 has addressed the concerns of towns and villages in Bharat.