Published On : Sun, Oct 2nd, 2016

Nagpur becomes first digital district in Maharashtra

CM Fadnavis


Nagpur: Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday announced, from Mumbai through video conferencing, that Nagpur has become a digital district. He said villagers in Dongargaon, Adivasi Ashramshala Belda and Bramhni will soon get micro ATMs under the Shravanbal Yojna.

He also connected with farmers, women self help groups and students through Village Video Conferencing. District guardian minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule said modern technology must reach farmers and villagers and urged them to make full use of it.

A discussion session under the Digital Village project was held with Fadnavis at Gram Panchayat Bhavan in Dongargaon. ZP CEO Dr Kadambari Balkawde, MLA Samir Meghe, ZP member Rooprao Shinde, panchayat samiti chairman Dilip Nandagawli, Rekha Masram, deputy CEO Arun Nimbalkar, sub divisional officer Balasaheb Kolekar and Dongargaon sarpanch Devendra Gaur were also present on the occasion.

Bawankule said an internet and wifi network has been established in villages under the Digital Village project. Whatsapp groups of villagers will be formed and one agriculture assistant will administer group of 100 people, so that rural population could benefit from the project.

Farmers will be given meteorological information through the Whatsapp group, apart from know how about increasing production and latest international developments in agriculture. The government is currently studying how to further use internet and wifi services to better help farmers.