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Digital Village pilot project in 1050 gram panchayats

The project intends to provide services namely tele-education, telemedicine, LED street lighting & Wi-Fi Hotspot and skill development

GN Bureau | March 29, 2017


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A pilot project of Digital Village (DigiGaon) is to be implemented in 1050 Gram Panchayats (GPs) spread across 30 States/UTs, the Lok Sabha was informed.
 
Union minister PP Chaudhary said that the approved outlay for implementation of the project for financial year 2017-18 is Rs. 12.95 crore under telemedicine, Rs. 38.99 crore under Tele-education and Rs. 30.47 crore under skill development.
 
The pilot project of Digital Village has been approved with a total outlay of Rs. 423.26 crore for a period of 3 years involving 6 months of implementation period & 2.5 years of operation & maintenance/ service delivery phase post - implementation.
 
This project intends to provide a platform for availability of services namely tele-education, telemedicine, LED Street Lighting & Wi-Fi Hotspot and skill development to the citizens at the Gram Panchayats across various States/UTs.
 
 

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