Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved ‘Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan.PMGDISHA(Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan) is the worlds largest project which has been passed by our honorable Prime Minister.
PMGDISHA aims at imparting digital literacy to citizens in rural areas free of cost. PMGDISHA is expected to be one of the largest digital literacy programmes in the world. Under the scheme, 25 lakh candidates will be trained in the FY 2016-17; 275 lakh in the FY 2017-18; and 300 lakh in the FY 2018-19.
The implementation of the Scheme would be carried out under the overall supervision of Ministry of Electronics and IT in active collaboration with States/UTs through their designated State Implementing Agencies, District e-Governance Society (DeGS), etc. Prior steps by the government- In order to reach the goal of teaching 6 crore students till 2019 the government has accepted 250,000 Gram Panchayats to register at least 200-300 candidates.
Purpose of the PMGDISHA(Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan): India has the largest number of youth in the world in order to provide technical and digital training to these youths specially the youths from the backward or rural area this project is launched.