Pullampara in Kerala has become the first grama panchayat in India to achieve complete digital literacy.
Digital literacy was imperative for the public to get government services and connect with a global knowledge network. 800-odd government services have been made available by the state government online.
On August 15, 2021, the “Digi Pullampara project” was launched. For the general population to access government services and participate in the global knowledge network, digital literacy was essential.
The “DigiPullampara” project of the Pullampara panchayat, which offered digital instruction to almost 3,300 locals between the ages of 14 and 65, resulted in the acquisition of full digital literacy.
The state government has made 800-odd government services online accessible, and those who are computer competent may take full use of them.
Why is Pullampara being transformed into a digital panchayat?
- In order to provide access to information from anywhere in the globe, the government is pursuing a number of measures to transform Kerala into a knowledge society.
- The project’s goal is to enable individuals to use information acquired digitally to increase productivity.
- The government has been working hard to improve connections via different internet channels. K-Fon is an important cog in its scheme of things.
- People will be able to fully utilize the internet and other cutting-edge technology since internet services will be inexpensively available to the general population.
- The goal of the initiative was to provide digital education to the panchayat’s most disadvantaged groups of people.
Digital Panchayat | Who all took part in the event?
The project was carried out with the participation of volunteers from five engineering colleges, Kudumbashree units, and other self-help organizations. M B Rajesh, Minister of Local Self-Government, also attended the event.
Digital India Program
- The Indian government began the Digital India programme on July 1, 2015.
- Launched by PM Modi, the campaign’s objective is to make government services available to the public electronically.
- The initiative aims to strengthen online infrastructure by boosting internet connectivity or empowering the country in the realm of technology.