PMGDISHA campaign for 100 percent digital literacy in Digital Villages launched
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation
In News: The Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA) drive for 100% Digital Literacy of all digital villages has been launched under PMGDISHA scheme, a flagship Digital Literacy scheme of the Government for rural areas.
- Under the campaign, a three day certification drive for rural citizens especially women and disadvantaged communities will be conducted.
- Post that, a certification drive for PMGDISHA scheme will be conducted in a similar manner.
- Apart from this Common Service Center (CSC) also proposed to make all the Digital Villages 100 percent Digital Literate.
PMGDISHA and CSCs have emerged as the enablers for digital literacy and they are important in realizing the vision of transforming lives of common people and to bridge the gap between government and citizens through digital technology.
About PMGDISHA Programme
- Envisages to make six crore persons in rural areas, across States/UTs, digitally literate, reaching to around 40% of rural households by covering one member from every household where there is no digitally literate person.
- Digitally literate persons: Digitally literate persons would be able to operate computers/digital access devices (like tablets, smart phones, etc.), send and receive emails, browse internet, access Government Services, search for information, undertaking cashless transactions, etc. and hence use IT to actively participate in the process of nation building.
News Source: PIB