Srinagar, July 4 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday approved setting up of 44 digital villages in the state as one-stop IT solution at the village level.
An official statement said, “The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik approved implementation of the J&K Digital Village programme through Jammu and Kashmir e-Governance Agency (JaKeGA), with the motto ‘Back to Village via Digital Means’ after observing the stupendous response of the people”.
It said the existing Gram Panchayat building will be designated as Digital Village Centre (DVC). The centres will be provided with various facilities including Smart LEDs, Computers, Screens, internet and other relevant facilities.
“The Village Level Workers (VLWs) of the Rural Development Department will be the custodians of the DVCs; responsible for overall management of the centres so established and shall also ensure security of the centres,” it said.
“The DVCs will provide “One Stop Service Solution’ at the village level and provide services like Wi-Fi Hotspots, telemedicine, agricultural support services, digital payments and other G2C/B2C services,” the statement added.