‘WiFi for 100 Panchayats in the State Soon’

The government will provide WiFi connectivity at public places in 100 panchayats in the state, Industries and Information Technology Minister P K Kunhalikutty has said. “The government has embarked on the second phase of the digital literacy programme, which would see more e-governance applications and mobile services,” the Minister said after inaugurating a seminar on…

State Already Leading in E-governance, Says Oommen Chandy

Stating that Kerala stood first in providing a better and faster service to people, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said  that the state was already ahead  in e-governance. He said this while inaugurating the  e-governance applications of Local Self Government Department here as part of the Digital week celebrations.  “Kerala has moved ahead over other states…

Digital India: From e-Governance to mobile-Governance

A digitally-connected India will be a wealthy, and a robustly democratic country: can stand taller than its communist neighbour which stifles its citizens with filtered (censored) information. India’s GDP, and other indices may not be at par with China but Indians have the fundamental right: express. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a digital visionary: he…

Driving India Digitally: The Wide Web of M-governance

Over the past two decades, lines between the real and the virtual worlds have blurred at an unprecedented rate. With a number of goods and services ranging from fashion and lifestyle, doorstep grocery, food ordering and more, internet and networking have transitioned from being a luxury to an absolute necessity. This paradigm shift has caused…

Digital India, a big catalyst of change

Of all the initiatives announced by the Centre, the Digital India programme is the most ambitious, with the power to transform the lives of people as never before. The communication revolution has changed people’s lives but its possibilities have not been harnessed fully to give them easy access to public utilities, to provide services and…

Men ahead in access to digital tech: Survey

MP government may be going great guns to promote female welfare schemes like Ladli Laxmi and Beti Bachao. But when it comes to access to digital technology, women in the state are far behind their male counterparts with only 20% and 12% rural women using mobile phones and Internet, respectively. Technology is still not only…

India’s Leader Maps Out a More Robust Digital Future

Standing alongside some of the titans of Indian industry and senior ministers in his Cabinet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the start of a “Digital India week” at a packed stadium in the capital this past week, highlighting his government’s push for greater Internet connectivity and services for more of the country’s people and a…