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Intel unveils app to create digital literates across panchayats

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Chip maker Intel has joined hands with the Indian government to create digital literates across 1,000 panchayats.

As part of its ‘Digital Skills for India’ programme, Intel India has rolled out a digital skills training application, which includes modules on digital literacy, financial inclusion, healthcare and cleanliness in 5 Indian languages. It will impact five million citizens by the end of 2015.

The app will be available free on Android Play Store from December 6 in Hindi, English, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil and Kannada.

A similar offline training module will also be introduced in seven Indian languages. Moreover, in association with Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL), Intel India will impart digital literacy training to key resource persons in the first 1,000 panchayats under the National Optic Fiber Network roll-out in India.

Intel Vice President Sales and Marketing Group and Managing Director South Asia Debjani Ghosh said, “We believe that the government’s Digital India vision is going to propel India into its next phase of growth. Skill development and innovation are crucial to make the ambitious Digital India vision a reality.”

Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) Secretary R S Sharma said that for digital transformation of the country, government and corporates should work together. The need of the hour is to create a sustainable model for digital education.

Intel will also launch the ‘Innovate For India Challenge’ next year to create relevant solutions for the country.

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