The computer literacy programme under the first phase of Akshaya project in Kerala (India) has been extended to September 30, 2007.
Akshaya project covers the districts of Mallapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasargod. Akshaya director announced that second phase of the project has been initiated in those Akshaya centres, which have achieved 60 percent computer literacy or have taught 2000 people. The second phase aims to make Akshaya centres as helpline centres by incorporating e-Pay, which includes electricity, telephone, mobile, water bills and university fees, e-Agriculture for the sale of agriculture goods, various other courses, learn and speak English programme and e-Ticketing service. The state government has identified the local self bodies in the districts of Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, Palakkad and Wayanad to start Akshaya centres. The Akshaya project was piloted in Mallapuram.