Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA)

What is the aim of the programme ‘PMGDISHA’?

(a) A programme for empowerment of rural destitute women by providing them source of livelihood.

(b) To make 6 Crore rural households digitally literate by March 2019.

(c) It aims to provide Digital education to the rural children in the age group of 7 14 years through select government schools and Anagnwadi.

(d) It aims to provide for financial assistance to the SC/ST non agricultural entrepreneurs from the 2500 select Gram Panchayats.

Ans : B

Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA):

One of the largest digital literacy programmes in the world.

The PMGDISHA being initiated under Digital India Programme would cover 6 crore households in rural areas to make them digitally literate by March 2019.

To ensure equitable geographical reach, each of the 250,000 Gram Panchayats would be expected to register an average of 200-300 candidates.

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.

This would empower the citizens by providing them access to information, knowledge and skills for operating computers / digital access devices.