EghtesadOnline: Underemployment, the condition in which people in a labor force are employed for less than 44 hours of service per week, stood at 10.6% in the third quarter of the current Iranian year (Sept. 23-Dec. 21, 2019), down 1.1% year-on-year and was higher for men and those living in rural areas.
EghtesadOnline: As a result of the rising access to internet services and electronic devices in Iran’s rural areas, more and more villagers have started playing video games.
EghtesadOnline: While rural electrification rate in the world is 76% (based on United Nations data), the figure is almost 100% in Iran, Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian said.
EghtesadOnline: On the occasion of Government Week (August 24-30), 19 water and 62 electricity projects were inaugurated Saturday in Tehran Province.
EghtesadOnline: The number of rural areas linked to the national power grid has increased by 13 fold or 1.200% over the past four decades, the manager in charge of rural electricity expansion at the Power Generation, Distribution and Transmission Company (Tavanir) said.
EghtesadOnline: Supplying rural areas with clean water will be among the main activities of the Energy Ministry this year, deputy for engineering and development affairs at the National Water and Wastewater Engineering Company said.
EghtesadOnline: Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian said Wednesday 2,000 villages on the outskirts of urban and rural areas will be provided with potable water by the end of the current fiscal (started March 21).
EghtesadOnline: Broadband Internet services will be available in almost all rural areas in Iran by the end of the next Iranian year (March 2020), according to the ICT Ministry.
EghtesadOnline: The research arm of Iranian Parliament has determined the absolute poverty line in urban and rural areas of the country in its latest analytical study.
EghtesadOnline: Iranian government is enhancing Internet connectivity and telecom services in rural areas to offer villagers a significant change in lifestyle and encourage their stay in remote areas.