Internet user refers to the people who connect to the internet every day – whether in their own homes or in a public location.
As per the statistics of 30th June, 2017, there are a little over 462 million internet users in India. This makes India the second largest nation with most internet users. The only country that has more internet users than India is China ( with little over 738 million internet users. (source: wikipedia)
In rural India, 48% of the population are estimated to be daily internet users, whilst in urban areas (for instance in big cities such as Mumbai) that figure is 83% or more (depending on the particular city in question).
However, in respect the percentage of internet users to total population, despite frequent levels of internet use, India still lags behind other nations, especially highly developed nations such as the US and the UK. Nevertheless, the Indian government estimates that by 2020 there will be over 730 million internet users in India.