Digital Village Pilot Project is covering 700 villages across India

Digital Village Pilot Project is covering 700 villages across India

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF ELECTRONICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

LOK SABHA 

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2613
TO BE ANSWERED ON: 04.08.2021

DIGITAL VILLAGE SCHEME 

2613.  SHRI VIJAY KUMAR DUBEY
           SHRI REBATI TRIPURA

Will the Minister of ELECTRONICS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Digital Village scheme is currently being implemented in the State of Uttar Pradesh particularly in Kushinagar and in the North East Region particularly in the State of Tripura and if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether the said scheme is working to its desired objectives and if so, the details thereof;

(c) ) the total amount allocated by the Government under the said scheme;

(d) the details of the benefits that are availed by the people of rural areas there under; and

(e) the other steps taken by the Government to make rural and remote villages/towns more digitally connected?

DIGITAL VILLAGE SCHEME

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE FOR ELECTRONICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

(SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR)

(a) Yes, Sir. The Digital Village Pilot Project of Government of India is being implemented by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology covering 700villages across India. One village each from 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh including Kushinagar is being covered under the project.112 villages from North East Region including 8 villages from Tripura. The project is being implemented through CSC e-Governance Service India Limited (CSC-SPV). The details are at Annexure I.

In addition, 542 villages in Uttar Pradesh and 16 villages in Tripura are also being made digital by CSC e-Governance Service India Limited (CSC-SPV) under its own initiative through funds sourced from Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The details are at Annexure II.

(b) and (c): Yes, Sir. The project is a pilot project. The Digital Village Project was initiated by Government of India (MeitY) on a pilot scale in 700 villages (One Gram Panchayat/ village from each district of the State/ UT) on 31st October 2018 for the duration of 3 years with a total budget outlay of Rs. 98.32 Cr wherein MeitY contribution is Rs. 69.96 Cr and Rs. 28.36 Cr is sourced from the beneficiaries.

(d): The details of the benefits that are availed by the people of rural areas under Digital Village Pilot project (including G2C and B2C services) are as below:-

  • Education Service - Courses offered (i) Basic Computer Course (BCC), (ii) Course on Computer Concept (CCC), (iii) Tally – Kaushal Praman Patra

  • Health Services – Tele-Health & Tele-Veterinary consultation

  • Financial Inclusion- Financial inclusion Awareness programme

  • Solar street lights (8 Solar lights per village)

  • Skill Development in (i) Automotive Technician, (ii) Handset repairing, (iii) Field Technician- Home Appliances, and (iv) Electrical Technician.

The details of the benefits that are availed by the people of rural areas thereunder................ Read more. 

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