Agatha raised LS’s query about the Centre’s digital training scheme | Popgen Tech



Lok Sabha MP from Tura, Agatha K Sangma, raised the issue of digital training for the rural population and the general public in the states, particularly Meghalaya, when she raised a demand during the Question Hour in the Lok Sabha on December 21. he asked. The Minister for Electronics and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar on the current status of the central prime minister’s mega scheme Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan or PMGDISHA.

During the ongoing winter session of Parliament, on Wednesday, Agatha sought questions on the number of PMGDISHA centers across the country that are currently operational in each state and union territory, with particular focus on the distribution of villages in the North-East region.

The Tura MP also sought answers on the number of job opportunities from the class training provided by the PMGDISHA programme.

The Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, while replying to Agatha Sangma’s question, informed the house that under the PMGDISHA scheme more than 4.24 lakh training centers are now functioning at the gram panchayat level.

A total of eight Northeast states, including Sikkim, have 18,536 operational training centers in PMGDISHA with Meghalaya having the second highest (1851 training centers) in the entire region, after Assam (13,754 centers).

Sikkim and Nagaland have the lowest number of PMGDISHA centres, 132 and 260 centres, respectively.

Tripura, despite being a border state, has the third largest number of PMGDISHA training centers for the digitization of the people, with 1,413.

It should be mentioned that the PMGDISHA scheme aims to impart basic digital literacy skills to digital illiterates in rural India through a 20-hour training program. Trainees must be able to operate computers, digital access devices such as tablets and smartphones, send and receive mail, surf the Internet, access government services, search for information, and undertake cashless transactions, among other digital tasks.

The scheme aims to provide digital literacy to the rural citizens which will enable them to get more employment opportunities, particularly the youngest beneficiaries.


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