First Digital State Of India – Kerala – Kerala Current Affairs 2016

First Digital State Of India – Kerala – Kerala Current Affairs 2016

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  • President Pranab Mukherjee has formally declared Kerala as the country’s first digital state.
  • It was announced by President after launching a digital empowerment campaign of state at a function to be held in Kozhikkode.
  • The campaign aims at bridging the digital divide by 2020.
  • The president noted Kerala’s progress in becoming digitally enabled, right from the launching of a pilot Akshaya e-literacy project in Malappuram district in 2002 to now when the state revenue department alone is issuing about 30,000 digital certificates to the citizens daily.
  • The Akshaya project, which has since expanded all across the state, was the first district-wide e-literacy project in India.
  • There are currently about 2500 Akshaya centres across the length and breadth of the state, which also provide internet access and e-service delivery to the people.

 

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