September 10 2021: The Union Minister of State for Electronics & IT, Rajeev Chandrasekhar has launched a campaign under the Pradhan Mantri Grameen Digital Saksharata Abhiyan ( PMGDISHA) drive towards 100% digital literacy of all digital villages.
This is 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 from September 8 to 10t. From September 11 to 13 September, a certification drive for PMGDISHA scheme will be conducted in a similar manner. It is proposed to make all the Digital Villages 100 percent Digital Literate.
Mr Chandrasekhar, said India is a unique country where we have used technology for digital inclusion and CSCs role in this is of paramount importance. PMGDISHA and CSCs have emerged as the enablers for digital literacy and they are important in realizing the vision outlined by the Prime Minister to transform lives of common people and to bridge the gap between government and citizens through digital technology. He also stressed upon expanding the digital footprint of VLEs to create an enabling environment for digital inclusion.
PMGDISHA was launched in February, 2017 and envisages six crore ( 60 million) 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.