Government vans attempts to cover 34 districts in nine states for Digital India awareness campaign

Digital India initiative, initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started its first outreach campaign. Aimed to spread awareness about Digital India, the campaign will be kickstarted by the Minister of Communications of Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad.

The first phase will cover 34 districts in nine states. With 16 vans ready for kicking off the promotion, the campaign will cover nine states – Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab and Rajasthan.

The Government is planning to add 66 government vans, which will cover 574 districts by March 31, 2017. The first phase will end within the next one month.

To be loaded with facilities to educate people about Digital India, the government vans will be accompanied with audio-visuals, internet connectivity, and educational material. Moreover, information will be provided to the people in 14 regional languages such as Hindi, Marathi, English, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Manipuri, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Assamese, Bengali and Urdu.

Expected to target nearly 10 lakh citizens, the government vans initiative will help people to know the benefits of MyGov, Digital Locker and Aadhaar. The main intention of the van campaign is to spread the awareness of Digital India among rural areas.

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