PMGDISHA initiated a drive to achieve 100 percent digital literacy in rural regions

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admin November 6, 2021
Updated 2021/11/06 at 2:18 PM

Under the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA) initiative, the government’s flagship Digital Literacy scheme for rural regions, a campaign to achieve 100 percent digital literacy in all digital villages has been begun. A three-day certification push for rural people, particularly women and disadvantaged areas, will be held as part of the campaign. Following that, a certification campaign for the PMGDISHA scheme would be held in the same manner. Aside from that, the Common Service Center (CSC) suggested that all Digital Villages be 100% digitally literate.

PMGDISHA and CSCs have emerged as digital literacy enablers, and they are critical in fulfilling the aim of changing people’s lives and bridging the gap between government and citizens using digital technology.

It is envisioned that six crore people in rural regions across States and UTs would become digitally literate, reaching about 40% of rural households by covering one member from every family where no one is digitally literate. Digitally literate people can use computers/digital access devices (such as tablets, smartphones, etc.) to send and receive emails, browse the internet, access government services, search for information, conduct cashless transactions, and so on, and can thus use IT to actively participate in the nation-building process.

 

Source: Press Information Bureau

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