Government announced on August 7, 2021 that approximately five crore beneficiaries have been enrolled and four crores have been trained under Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan Scheme.
Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyaan
This scheme was launched to make six crore persons residing in rural areas, across States and UTs, digitally literate. It was launched with the aim of bridging digital divide and specifically targeting rural population. It also includes marginalised sections of society such as Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Minorities, Below Poverty Line (BPL), women, differently-abled persons and minorities. This scheme is being initiated under Digital India Programme and would cover 6 crore households in rural areas in order to make them digitally literate. The implementation of the Scheme would be carried out under the overall supervision of Ministry of Electronics and IT in active collaboration with States/UTs through their designated State Implementing Agencies, District e-Governance Society (DeGS), etc.
Who are eligible for the scheme?
This Scheme is applicable only in rural areas of India. All the households where not a single family member is digitally literate will be eligible under the Scheme. The beneficiary must be Digitally Illiterate. Only one person per eligible household would be provided with training in the age group of 14 – 60 years
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