Ranchi, Sep 20: Jharkhand’s IT department secretary Satyendra Singh said that the department was working to prepare a digital Jharkhand as part of which under the digital literacy programme one lakh people have been made digitally literate while registration of four lakh others have been done.
He said that the department has commenced the process of providing training to the poor people and youth through e-motivator programme during which the people are taught to send mails, online form submissions, website operating and mobile operating. He said that under the scheme special focus was being accorded to make the school children and the youth digital literate.
Addressinga press conference at the Suchana Bhawan here he said that in the LWE ares of the state with the help of BSNL 4G connectivity is being provided and the company was working to convert 782 BTS BSNL towers into wifi hotspots which would help to improve the connectivity in the rural areas and would benefit 15 lakh people living in 200 villages. He said that scheme was inaugurated at Ulihatu from September 19.
Mr Singh said that under DBT in the state out of 1.70 crore beneficiaries 55 lakh were being paid through DBT whiel process was in the final stages of inclusion of the remaining people. He said that under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana 1.20 crore bank accounts have been opened in the state out of which 87 pc bank accounts have been seeded with Aadhar while 74.43 per cent Rupay cards have been issued.
He said that the work of construction of four new software technology parks has commenced in the state which would be completed by December 2017. He said that in every district e-bank manager, e-merchant manager and network managers have been appointed.