Digi Village in Bokaro has over 450 internet users

digi village in BokaroA team comprising of Common Service Centre (CSC), SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle) and Bokaro district administration inspected available digital facilities at Kurra and Chandankiyari villages on Monday.

In the wake of media reports stating that recently declared Digi Village – Kurra and Chandankiyari dis not have digital facilities the team inspected the villages and found that Wi-Fi facilities were available in the villages for past three months and there are 300 Internet users in Chandankityari and 150 in Kurra, informed Sambhu Kumar State head of CSC.

Each panchayat is having eight functioning Wi-Fi towers and services like deposits, withdrawal, as well as account balance statement, are providing by CSC through Digi Pay methods, he said.

“At least 500 students have been registered through ‘Aadhar tab’ in Kurra while 20,000 UID were registered and made amended by till date; 700 LED bulbs were assembled and sold in Kurra while 250 in Chandankiyari,” added Kumar.

Talking with the media persons OSD Sandeep Kumar said, recently Bokaro received the Rashtriya Swachh Bharat Puraskar under the Swachh Iconic Places (SIPs), an initiative of the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

Bokaro got the award for constructing the highest number (6178) toilets within Cleanliness fortnight conducted from 15 September to 2 October with highest number 404 toilets for Divyangs across the country. The award was received by Bokaro Deputy Commissioner Rai Mahimapat Ray at an event in New Delhi.

The OSD also made it clear that ‘Bokaro did not get the award for declaring Chandankiyari and Kurra as Digi Village’ as reported by media.

Briefing about the CSC Project he said, it is for providing sustainable digital access to rural communities and for giving the necessary impetus for upliftment of the rural community.

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