DigiGaon program to provide 700 Indian Villages with access to ICTs


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The Minister of Electronics and Information Technology of India announced that the initial phase of the DigiGaon project would benefit villages in Haryana, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh states. This initiative is intended to establish digital centers to provide 700 villages with access to education, telemedicine and digital skills training by the end of 2018.

The project, which was first announced in the Union Budget in 2017, has already started providing multiple villages with solar lightning facilities in their community centers, rural wi-fi infrastructure and a set of basic software applications. Other initiatives have joined the purpose leveraging the government’s initiatives to further increase technology skills of villagers for later engagement in different industries.

During the pilot phase, the following villages will be benefited by the program: Piyala and Dayalpur (Haryana), Chandankiyari East and Shivbabudih (Jharkhand) and Dhanauri Kalan and Sultanpur (Uttar Pradesh).

Source: INC 42