Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDSA)

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Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDSA) is a scheme which waas approved by the union cabinet on 8th February 2017. Rs 2,351.38 crore  and intends to spread digital literacy to 6 crore Indian households by March 2019. The main course content of the digital literacy program is the adoption of new methods of cashless transactions, including digital wallets, mobile banking, unified payment interface (UPI), unstructured supplementary service data (USSD), the Aadhaar enabled payment system (AEPS), among others.

The scheme would be launched to train about 25 Lakh candidates within the current financial year. Out of the 6 Crore targeted 2.75 crore will be trained in FY 2017-18 and rest 3 crore in FY 2018-19.

Plan into Effect Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDSA)

The scheme will be implemented by the Ministry of Electronics and IT in co-ordination with state governments and union territories. Each of the 250,000 Gram Panchayats in the country are expected to register 200-300 candidates to ensure that the program has adequate reach.

The citizens will also be given training on using computers and digital access devices such as smartphones and tablets. Sending and receiving emails, browsing the internet, accessing Government services, and searching for information are also in the curriculum.

The government has decided to launch the scheme to make rural India digitally literate. Only about 1.8 Crore rural households have a computer out of the total 16.85 Crore as per the 71st NSSO Survey on Education 2014, thus a significant number of rest 15 Crore households are likely to be digitally illiterate.

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