List of states and union territories of India by television ownership

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This is a list of the States of India ranked in order of percentage of households having a television set. On March 13, 2012, the Ministry of Home Affairs of the government of India released comprehensive data under "Houselisting and Housing Census" which was collected as part of the Decennial Census exercise conducted in 2011.[1] The Census of India 2001 results have also been provided for comparison. Delhi has the highest percentage of TV ownership amongst union territories with 88 percent and Tamil Nadu has the highest TV ownership amonst states with 87 percent. Dadra and Nagar Haveli have the lowest percentage of TV ownership amongst union territories with 47 percent and Bihar has the lowest TV ownership amongst states with 14.5 percent.

Between 2001 and 2011, percentage of Indian household owning a television set increased from 31.6% (in 2001) to 47.2% (in 2011).

Number State Television ownership (%)
(Census 2011)
Census (2001)
1 Delhi 88.0 74.5
2 Tamil Nadu 87.0 39.5
3 Punjab 82.6 67.7
4 Chandigarh 82.5 73.9
5 Kerala 76.8 38.8
6 Himachal Pradesh 74.4 53.3
7 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 68.5 52.4
8 Haryana 67.9 53.0
9 Lakshadweep 64.1 33.4
10 Uttarakhand 62.0 42.9
11 Daman and Diu 61.0 49.3
12 Karnataka 60.0 37.0
13 Andhra Pradesh 58.8 31.5
14 Maharashtra 56.6 44.1
15 Mizoram 55.1 48.3
16 Sikkim 54.7 30.9
17 Gujarat 53.8 38.7
18 Jammu and Kashmir 51.0 40.7
19 Manipur 47.4 24.2
Overall India 47.2 31.6
20 Dadra and Nagar Haveli 47.2 27.8
21 Tripura 44.9 23.7
22 Arunachal Pradesh 41.1 25.7
23 Nagaland 37.9 18.1
24 Rajasthan 37.6 28.1
25 West Bengal 35.3 26.6
26 Meghalaya 33.7 20.9
27 Uttar Pradesh 33.2 25.0
28 Madhya Pradesh 32.1 29.6
29 Chhattisgarh 31.3 21.5
30 Assam 27.5 18.3
31 Jharkhand 26.8 17.2
32 Odisha 26.7 15.5
33 Bihar 14.5 9.1

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