Intel India has announced a series of initiatives that strengthen its support for the Digital India programme launched by the Government of India. Intel detailed three projects designed to accelerate digital literacy at the grassroots level by reaching out to the population in non-urban India, up-skill citizens in tier II cities and beyond, and encourage innovation from the local level.
Building on the momentum of its ‘Ek Kadam Unnati Ki Aur’ initiative, the company aims to accelerate access to technology in non-urban India, Intel India e-launched its latest ‘Unnati Kendra at Common Service Centre’ (UK at CSC) in Karnal.
This ‘UK at CSC’ will serve as one of the common access digital learning centers for people of the state and Intel India aims to open several more of these facilities in the state.
Based on a strong public private collaboration, and the government’s vision of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas” that stresses upon collective effort for inclusive growth, Intel India is working with the government to open a network of up to 100 ‘UK at CSC’ facilities across ten states this year, with 10 such facilities already set up in the state of Telangana.
Trained personnel at these centers are also conducting in-depth sessions on digital literacy, computer skills and internet facilities, along with dedicated guidance sessions in entrepreneurship, language and vocational training, with the goal of creating opportunities for non-urban education, employment and empowerment.