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Government of India
Ministry of Minority Affairs
14-March-2018 14:35 IST
Cyber Gram Project for Digital Literacy of Minority Communities - Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

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 Programmein the year 2014-15 as a special initiative. Under this initiative, 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. 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 indentified under Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MsDP). The project is being implemented through Common Service Center (CSC) e-governance India Ltd-a company under Department of Electronics and Information Technology with support of States/UTs. The funds per candidate sanctioned under the programme is Rs.1555/- which is shared by Central Government and State.

 

As per Cybergram Project Monitoring Unit (PMU) of CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd( http://www.cybergramyojana.in), the present status of implementation of cybergram is as under:-

 

State

Approved (nos. of participants)

Training completed (nos. of participants)

Uttar Pradesh

173143

97124

West Bengal

170005

213085

Tripura

18109

18426

Maharashtra

28000

15791

Rajasthan

10400

9128

 

This information was given by the Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in Lok Sabha today

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