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    PM’s Digital Village Education Programme Bridging Digital Gap, Says Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar

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    PM’s Digital Village Education Programme Bridging Digital Gap, Says Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar

    There seems to be a good demand for acquiring digital literacy in the rural areas as can be seen by the number of enrolments to the tune of more than 6.15 crore under the PMGDISHA scheme, the minister said.

    Rajeev Chandrasekhar, minister of state for today told the Lok Sabha that the ministry for electronics and information technology (MeitY) is focusing on providing digital literacy to the citizens across the country especially in the rural areas.

    He was replying to a question and said that this is being done to enhance digital adoption. He said that the Pradhan Mantri gramin digital saksharta abhiyan (PMGDISHA) was approved by union cabinet in February 2017 to usher in digital literacy in rural India with a target to cover six crore rural households across the country. This would account for one person per household.

    So far, a total of around 6.15 crore candidates have been enrolled and 5.24 crore have been trained, out of which 3.89 crore candidates have been certified under the PMGDISHA scheme, the minister said.

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    The PMGDISHA scheme is being implemented across the rural India and 45.42 lakh candidates have been trained thus far – against an indicative target of 37.84 lakhs. Of these, 33.51 lakh candidates have been certified in the state of Madhya Pradesh under the scheme.

    He also said that the government has carried out three impact assessment studies for the PMGDISHA scheme. The last impact assessment study of the scheme was carried out by Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) in FY 2020-21.

    After the comprehensive and methodological evaluation of scheme, the IIPA concluded that as a digital literacy programme, PMGDISHA plays an indispensable part in not only bridging the digital gap in the country but also transforming it into a knowledge economy and society.

    There seems to be a good demand for acquiring digital literacy in the rural areas as can be seen by the number of enrolments to the tune of more than 6.15 crore under the PMGDISHA scheme, the minister said.

     

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