Rural schools get computer-aided tools from IT dept

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In order to provide better technological education among citizens, which will also help e-Governance process, the West Bengal Department of Information Technology is providing computer aided learning tools to the schools located in remote areas.

While speaking at a seminar on 'Driving Value Creation through ICT', organised by the Bengal Chamber of Commerce, Siddharth, Secretary of the IT Department cited that e-Connectivity in 277 gram panchayts in Burdwan and the digitisation in state treasuries as exmaples of e-Governance services. The department has identified 50 schools in North and South 24 Parganas for the next academic session. The project has already implemented in more than 65 schools in Burdwan and Bankura. The schools are provided with a computer and a projector which can provide about 1000 lessons on a computer-aided platform. The department has identified schools on the basis of their remote location and the percentage of Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe students enrolled in them.

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