GAIL India Ltd. has launched a major education initiative, called e-Shiksha for villages. GAIL has also flagged off two Mobile Computer Aided Learning Centres of cost INR 6 million.
The project is being implemented in association with NGO Aurobindo Chaudhari Memorial Great Indian Dream Foundation (GIDF). The e-Shiksha programme is part of the CSR activities and it is aiming to provide basic computer knowledge in local languages to school students and to school dropouts in rural areas in the vicinity of GAIL's plants at Pata and Vijaipur. In this regard, GAIL has contributed INR 6.3 million for the Mobile Computer Aided Learning Centres which includes two buses at a cost of Rs. 50 lakhs, each equipped with 18 laptops, a Generator and AC system. Under the e-Shiksha programme, computer classes will be conducted on 'Mobile Computer Aided Learning Center' in the villages surrounding the work centres at Pata and Vijaipur. The Centre will have a qualified computer instructor to teach the children. The bus is especially designed and fabricated for the purpose can accommodate 30 learners at any given time.