Published On : Sat, May 7th, 2016

First in India, Nagpur District set to go ‘digitally smart’

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Five villages of the district went digital on May 1 which is also celebrated as Maharashtra Day. The five villages were declared digital villages under ‘Digital Gram’ Scheme initiated by State Government on the lines of Union Government’s ‘Digital India’. By August this year, all the 776 Gram Panchayats of the Nagpur District would be put on the national optic fibre network making Nagpur the first complete digital district of the nation.

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Nagpur:
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has put the Nagpur District, his home town, on the map of India, splendidly. Five villages of the district went digital on May 1 which is also celebrated as Maharashtra Day. With this extraordinary feat, Nagpur District has become the first digital district of India. The five villages were declared digital villages under ‘Digital Gram’ (Digital Village) Scheme initiated by State Government on the lines of Union Government’s ‘Digital India’. By August this year, all the 776 Gram Panchayats of the Nagpur District would be put on the national optic fibre network making Nagpur the first complete digital district of the nation.

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The Maharashtra Government has targeted to turn all Gram Panchayats across the State as digital Gram Panchayats in the next three years. The five villages that were declared ‘Digital Grams’ are:
• Khandala (Mauda Tehsil)
• Khasala (Kamptee)
• Tarodi (Kamptee)
• Dabha (Hingna)
• Vihirgaon (Umred)

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister Fadnavis said, “The whole idea behind the initiative is to put the villages on the ‘digital highway’. This would bring in a revolution. The digital highway technology would bring in several services which would enable one to develop newer system that would benefit the agro-industry.”

Fadnavis further said, “The digital revolution would empower farmers to sell their produce anywhere in the country, while that would empower youth to get employment-oriented skills. Experts would be able to guide Gram Panchayats across the State simultaneously. The State is also contemplating on development of e-library.”

“The villages are being provided a 4-Mbps connectivity with WiFi for e-education, e-health and e-marketing initiatives. Now, these villages can enjoy benefits of any technology around the world,” Fadnavis stated.

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