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Union Budget 2016-17: Government launches National Digital Literacy Mission Scheme for rural India

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While presenting the Union Budget 2016-17 in Parliament today, Finance Minister Arun Jaitely announced two new schemes for improving digital literacy in the country. One of the initiatives, National Digital Literacy Mission Scheme is aimed at rural India. The government plans to cover about 6 crores of houses in rural areas in the next three years. Details about the scheme will be spelled out shortly. Also Read - Government rolls back 29.44% import duty on mobile phone components

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The new announcement is in line with the government s Digital India mission, which envisages making the Indian citizens connected with Internet. The government also aims to utilize the mission for speedier transfer of government benefits to the people. Also Read - Union Budget 2016-17: Prices of modems, set-top-boxes and routers likely to go up

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Finance Minister has also announced a few other initiatives to help rural India, especially farmers. It plans to launch an unified e-portal for agriculture. The portal will be launched on Baba Ambedkar s birth anniversary this year.
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  • Published Date: February 29, 2016 11:40 AM IST
  • Updated Date: February 29, 2016 11:46 AM IST



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