What is Digital Village Programme –
Digital village Programme is a part of Digital Indian Scheme.This is another move towards digital
inclusion of India’s hinterland, the National Democratic Alliance government plans to unveil a
programme, Digital Villages, with an initial outlay of Rs.500 crore.
Objectives of Digital Village SchemeUnder
this scheme –
- Minimum of 100 villages will be shortlisted under this scheme.
- Government will offer services including e-medicine, e-education, Internet connectivity services and light-emitting diode lights to those selected villages.
- Expenditure for Digital Village Scheme The government has trained its focus to digitally connect rural areas of the country and spend around Rs.10,000crore from the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) in the current financial year in building rural digital infrastructure