Intel India has started three innovative initiatives for supporting the Digital India drive, of the Government of India. Intel launched these projects with an aim to accelerate digital literacy at the grassroots level by reaching out to the population in non-urban India, up-skill citizens in tier II cities and beyond, and encourage innovation from the local level.
The three initiatives are:
The Company, taking a step further on the momentum of its ‘Ek Kadam Unnati Ki Aur’ initiative, has e-launched its latest ‘Unnati Kendra at Common Service Centre’ (UK at CSC) in Karnal. This ‘UK at CSC’ will serve as one of the common access digital learning centres for people of the state. Intel India, with help from Government plans to open a network of up to 100 ‘UK at CSC’ facilities across ten states this year. 10 such facilities have already been set up in the state of Telangana.
Intel India also announced the Digital Unnati website, being set up in collaboration with the CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd. It will enable Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs) to learn how to assemble a PC online and up-skill their technology know-how.
Intel India also plans to re-launch ‘Innovate for Digital India Challenge’, inspired by the overwhelming response and the success of it.
Intel India is also actively involved in digital literacy programmes, policy advocacy and facilitating technology-driven inclusive growth. Through programmes such as the National Digital Literacy Mission and the Disha Digital Literacy Programme, Intel India has upskilled 80 lakh citizens in India till date, providing further impetus to the Digital India charter, as well to the Pradhan Mantri Kausal Vikas Yojna, which is focused on skill development in the country.