President To Announce Kerala As First Digital State Of The Country

With highest e-literacy rate and mobile penetration of over 32 million connections, Kerala will be the first fully digitized state in India from Saturday. President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday in an event held at Kozhikode will make the announcement. The President will also unveil a cyber park in Kozhikode.

Kerala is the first to complete the national optic fiber network project which helps to provide high-speed internet in all gram panchayats and remote areas. More than 3000 offices in the state, including motor vehicles and land registration departments, have gone paperless in the recent past.

President will also launch a digital empowerment campaign aimed at bridging the digital divide by 2020. For this services of Student Police Cadets (SPCs) will be used.Tablets will be provided to these cadets and a committee will monitor their training sessions on real-time basis.

“As a pilot project in Thiruvananthapuram, we trained student cadets from 10 schools and distributed 100 tablets to them. Results are really encouraging_ in three months these cadets made 10,000 people e literate,” said Mohammed Safirulla, state IT Mission director.

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