Expressing its support for Digital India initiative, Intel India today detailed three new projects to drive it forward.
To accelerate access to technology in non-urban India Intel India e-launched its latest ‘Unnati Kendra at Common Service Centre’ (UK at CSC) in Karnal. Here, local population will be provided with devices, relevant local content and proper training to help them with digital transformation. Intel India is working with the government to open a network of up to 100 ‘UK at CSC’ facilities across ten states this year, with 10 such facilities already set up in the state of Telangana.
Intel India also launched the Digital Unnati websitev that shall enable Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs) to learn how to assemble a PC online and upskill their technology know-how.
Also, Intel India will carry forward its Digital India Challenge which aims to provide technology based solutions to problems faced by the masses. The winners of 2015 Challenge created solutions for the agricultural and healthcare sector and will now have access to equity investments of up to INR 2,000,000 per team from CIIE to take their products to market. The second Digital India Challenge will be held soon.
These announcements were made in the presence of several dignitaries including Mr. Robby Swinnen, Vice President, Sales and Marketing Group and General Manager, Intel Corporation, Asia-Pacific and Japan, Ms. Debjani Ghosh, Vice President, Sales and Marketing and Managing Director, Intel South Asia, Mr. H.K. Mittal, Adviser, Member Secretary, National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science & Technology, Mr. Gaurav Dwivedi, CEO, MyGov, and Dr. Dinesh Tyagi, CEO, CSC e-Governance Services India Limited.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Robby Swinnen, Vice President, Sales & Marketing Group, and General Manager, Intel Corporation, Asia-Pacific & Japan, said “Intel has been a fervent supporter of India’s digital inclusion agenda over the past many years. We are thrilled to see the progress made through our collaboration with the Government of India on various initiatives like Digital India, that are bringing technology and innovation mainstream in India. Intel India’s focus on accelerating Digital India is not only contributing to empowering people with crucial digital knowledge, but is also strongly aligned to our vision of connecting everyone with technology as we progress towards a smart and connected world. ”