President Pranab Mukherjee declared Kerala a digital state on Feb 27, 2016. High internet penetration, nearly 100% mobile phone density (over 3.1 crore out of 3.3 crore population), high e-literacy level (75%), highest digital banking rate, setting up of two state-of-the art government data centres and a state-wide area network (KSWAN) connecting over 3,000 government offices contributed to the making of Kerala as the first complete digital state.
 Kerala emerged as the first e-literate state largely through its Akshaya and IT@School projects, both launched in 2002. More than 33 lakh people benefited from Akshaya project while around 39 lakh students from 12,600 schools were trained under the IT@School project.
 First state to complete the National Optic Fibre Network (NOFN) project, started in 2011, Kerala is equipped to provide high-speed internet via optic fibre in all grampanchayats. The state also holds the distinction of having issued over one crore e-certificates and over 3.29 crore Aadhaar enrolments