The government declared on August 7, 2021, that about five crore beneficiaries have been registered and four crores have been trained under Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan Scheme as of August 2, 2021.
1. According to Union Minister for women and Child Development, Smriti Irani, over two crore women beneficiaries are listed under the scheme.
2. Out of them, one crore women beneficiaries are approved under the scheme which accounts for 54 per cent of the total approved beneficiaries under it.
3. The government had the aim of touching six crore households by March 2022.
Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyaan
This project was started to make six crore persons living in rural areas, across States and UTs, digitally literate. It was launched with the purpose of connecting the digital divide and specifically targeting the rural population. It also includes marginalised sections of society such as Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Minorities, Below Poverty Line (BPL), women, differently-abled persons and minorities. This scheme is being launched under Digital India Programme and would cover 6 crore families in rural areas in order to make them digitally literate.
Who are eligible for the scheme?
This Scheme is appropriate only in rural areas of India. All the houses where not a single family member is digitally literate will be qualified under the Scheme. The beneficiary must be Digitally Illiterate. Only one person per qualified house would be equipped with education in the age group of 14 – 60 years.