Intel India Announced Its New Initiatives To Support Digital India

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At an event in Delhi, Intel India announced a series of initiatives to support Government of India’s Digital India programme. Intel India detailed its three new projects to increase the digital literacy of non-urban India at the grassroots level, upskill citizens of tier 2 cities and encourage innovation from local level of the country.

“We are thrilled to see the progress made through our collaboration with the government of India on various initiatives like ‘Digital India’ that are bringing technology and innovation mainstream in India,” Robby Swinnen, general manager, Intel Corporation (Asia-Pacific & Japan) said in a statement.

Intel India’s initiative ‘Ek Kadam Unnati Ki Aur’ accelerate access to technology in non-urban area, For this, it launched ‘Unnati Kendra at Common Service Centre’ (UK at CSC) in Karnal, Haryana. It will serve as common access digital learning centers for people of the state. Intel India is also planning to open several more centers in other centers with strong public private collaboration. Intel India is working with Government to open 100 ‘UK at CSC’ facilities across ten states this year.

Intel India has collaborated with CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd to launched a new website Digital Unnati. It aims to teach Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs) to learn how to assemble a PC online and upskill their technology knowledge.

In addition to this, Intel India also confirmed the success of the first chapter of the Intel and DST – Innovate for Digital India Challenge. This challenge supports local innovation and entrepreneurship. It also announced the three winning teams of the 2015 Challenge. These teams will now have access to equity investments of up to INR 2,000,000 per team from CIIE to take their products to market. 

Intel India is also actively working on digital literacy programmes through National Digital Literacy Mission, and the Disha Digital Literacy Programme.  With these programs, it has upskilled 80 lakh citizens in India till date

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