Digital India: Cyber Gram Project for Digital Literacy
The Ministry mainstreamed the Cyber Gram project with the Multi-sectoral Development Programme in the year 2014-15 as a special initiative
The Ministry of Minority Affairs has launched a pilot project for minority Cyber Gram for digital literacy in a minority dominated village Chandauli in Alwar district of Rajasthan. The Ministry mainstreamed the Cyber Gram project with the Multi-sectoral Development Programme in the year 2014-15 as a special initiative.
As per the project, students of minority communities are provided hands-on training in computers to enable them to acquire basic Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills to become digitally literate and to actively participate in knowledge based activities, access financial, social and government services and to use internet for communications.
According to the Ministry of Minority Affairs, the initiative covers students of Class VI to Class X belonging to notified minority communities(Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Parsis and Jains) residing in minority concentration areas identified under Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MsDP).
Cyber Gram Project for Digital Literacy of Minority Communities has been launched to provide basic Information and Communication Technology skills through Common Service Centers. #DigitalIndia pic.twitter.com/vCpa099Dnt— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) March 19, 2018
- Become digitally literate
- Actively participate in knowledge based activities
- Access financial, social and government services
- Use Internet for communications
- Reinforcing the learning of trained beneficiaries by providing free Internet access for 30 hours.
The initiative is expected to enable the adoption of ICTs by the people of minority communities in key economic and social sectors like Education, Rural Development and Financial Services to promote competitiveness, equality and quality and would be helpful in transforming the life of minorities and facilitating them to earn a livelihood.