Going ahead with its pro-people programmes, the NDA government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will further extend its ‘Digital Village’ initiative, thereby start providing health and financial services, skill development programmes and education to villagers across the country, utilising broadband connectivity provided through BharatNet, said an Economic Times Report, citing a senior official.
Under this initiative, the government hopes to provide services in over 700 villages—one in each district of the country—within the first three years, and then extend it across the country, the report said. “Under BharatNet, the government provided high speed broadband access to over 1 lakh villages, and now, riding on that connectivity, we want to deliver key services pertaining to health, financial services, skill empowerment and so on to the people in villages,” the official told ET.
The official further stated that under Digital Village, common service centres (CSCs) would provide low-cost WiFi connectivity to all villagers to facilitate a service delivery ecosystem” that would require high speed internet access. Notably, each common service centres would have a dedicated computer laboratory…Read More>>