Kerala becomes India’s first Digital State in the country by President Pranab Mukherjee, formally at Digital Empowerment Campaign in Kozhikode.
- The state’s initiative will bridge the Country’s Digital Divide by 2020.
- Kerala having linked all villages in the state with broadband connectivity under the National Optical Fibre Network Project.
- Kerala state boasts of many first in the Human Development Index and the Administrative works of the state to go digitally that makes the work more transparent and efficient.
Kerala E- Literacy:
Kerala government has launched two major projects in 2002 that made breakthrough, namely
- Akshaya Project which aims making at least one person in every family E-literate.
- The [email protected] project with the objective of providing basic computer Knowledge to every high school student.
E-governance in Kerala:
- The Digital state has over 600 e governance applications covering almost all departments and delivering E services to the citizens.
- The state has over 95 % mobile density and Internet Access covering over 60 % of the population.
Digital Literacy Campaign:
- This Campaign aims at the Digital Empowerment of citizens from all walks of life and enable ordinary citizens to access government and private services in secure manner.
- Once the Campaign extended throughout the state it will cover about three million citizens in the age group of 30-60 years.
- The state is on track towards becoming a fully Digital Society by 2020.
- Kerala is the first state in the country to complete NOFN project imitated in 2011.
- The Department of Telecom is set to Complete NOFN rollout to 2.5 lakh villages and Panchayats in India by March 2016.
- About 70,000 km of Optical Fibre is to be laid for this project and the total cost of the initiative is Rs. 30,000 crore.
- Capital: Thiruvanthapuram
- ChiefMinister: Oommen Chandy
- Governor: Sathasivam. P
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