The government on Sunday launched an ambitious pilot project of digitising five village gram panchayats in Nagpur district, the hometown of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
At the launch, Fadnavis said, “The journey has begun from Nagpur. We are going to digitalise 28,000 village gram panchayats across Maharashtra.” The initiative is part of the Digital Maharashtra project, an attempt to create smart village and cities in the state.
“We are trying to make optical fibre to reach 776 gram panchayats of Nagpur, to make it the first digitally smart district,” Fadnavis said.
“The villages are being provided a 4-Mbps connectivity with WiFi for e-education, e-health and e-marketing initiatives. Now, these villages can enjoy benefits of any technology around the world.”