Govt To Create 1 Lakh Digital Villages In Next 5 Years: Piyush Goyal

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The task of creating digital villages will be taken up by the Common Service Centres (CSCs).

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Taking forward government’s Digital India programme, finance minister Piyush Goyal broached the concept of Digital Villages. 

Presenting the concept in the interim Budget, the finance minister said that the government has set an aim of buiding one lakh digital villages in the next 5 years. 

Road ahead
The task of creating digital villages will be taken up by the Common Service Centres (CSCs). CSCs are creating digital infrastructure in the villages and it will be converted into digital villages. Common Services Centre (CSC), an initiative of the Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeitY), are the access points for delivery of various electronic services to villages in India. 

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The finance minister said that India has made significant progress in delivery of mobile data services and that the cost of data and voice calls in India is now possibly the lowest in the world. 

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