In the implementation of PMGDISHA in Andhra Pradesh, Chittoor District has been leading with good number of beneficiaries. So in this connection, the state officials hosted a District-level on workshop PMGDISHA at Tirupati, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh. More than 130 CSC VLEs, MeeSeva team and CSC team of Chittoor District participated during the event.
State Head Shri Raja Kishore addressed the gathering and explained the importance of digital literacy and how it has become a great platform to make every household digitally equipped.
Then ESD MeeSeva State Team Representative Mr.Pydi Naresh addressed the gathering and explained the PMGDISHA progress and future plan of action prepared by AP IT Secretary, ESD Director and CSC Team to achieve the goal of Digital Andhra Pradesh.
Certificates were distributed, also smart phones were presented to the beneficiaries of the PMGDISHA.
Union Minister Smriti Irani announces Pindara Thakur village as “DigiGaon”
Also present during the launch ceremony were Dr.DineshTyagi (CEO-CSC-SPV), District Magistrate of Amethi, Ms.Shakuntala Gautam and Hon’ble State Minister Sh.Suresh Passi. Mr Passi ,said that the CSC project is providing sustainable digital access to rural communities and are giving the necessary impetus for upliftment of the rural community.
Under the DigiGaon Village initiative, Hon’ble Minister Ms.Smriti Irani also inaugurated a Common Service Center(CSC), that would provide digital access to 100 + Government Services, at Pindara Thakur Village in Musafirkhana block in Amethi. She also mentioned that in order to serve the ladies, especially young women, sanitary napkins are being prepared under the “Stree Swabhiman Yojana” in all 13 Blocks of Amethi.
DigiGaon or Digital Village is conceptualised as a connected village where citizens can avail various e-Services of the Central Government, state Governments and private players in rural and remote villages in the country. These DigiGaons are projected to be change agents, promoting rural entrepreneurship and building rural capacities and livelihoods through community participation and collective action. The digital villages have been equipped with solar lighting facility in their community center, LED assembly unit, sanitary napkin unit and Wi-fi choupal (rural Wi-Fi infrastructure and a slew of suitable applications).
These villages are running the regular CSC services like banking, health, education, financial services, and a host of other services. In the initial phase villages like Dhanauri Kalan (G.B.Nagar), Sultanpur(Ghazibad) &Pindara Kothari (Amethi) in Uttar Pradesh, have been chosen for Digigaon Or Digital Village