Digital vans to drive awareness for Digital India


New Delhi : The government will roll out a new campaign on Monday under which 66 digital vans, equipped with Internet and audio-visual facilities, will go to 657 districts by March 2017 to increase awareness about various e-governance services in rural and semi-urban areas. “The aim is to reach out to more than 10 lakh citizens and register over 1.5 lakh rural citizens for MyGov, digital locker, Aadhaar and other digital services,” a Telecom Ministry official said.

One of the key facets of the Digital India programme is increasing connectivity and internet penetration in rural areas of the country. The National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) programme, which proved to be a laggard in the early days was rebranded by the government as Bharat Net and several new frameworks were developed to ensure the Centre’s target is met.