Naipunya Ratham Launched in Andhra Pradesh to Bring Technology to Remote Corners

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Andhra Pradesh Government launched multi-utility vehicle NAIPUNYA RATHAM or World on Wheels to bring technology to remote corners. It was launched at State Secretariat in capital Amaravathi by State՚s Chief Minister.

Naipunya Ratham Launched in Andhra Pradesh

What is Naipunya Ratham?

  • As part of it, world on wheels Lab, a 20-seater bus enabled digital facilities and learning lab equipped with smart technology gadgets as well as with e-learning tools like HP Classroom Manager, HP Video Book and HP Life would travel across rural areas of the state.
  • The first phase of Naipunya Ratham to cover 13 districts and 28 smart villages.
  • It is in collaboration with Hewlett Packard (HP) , Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) and Guide Foundation for Development.
  • State Government to soon roll out 12 more Naipunya Rathams by May 2018
  • It would cater to the needs of all the sections of the society, schoolchildren could avail technical and educational information, youth could use it for their skill development purposes and the vehicle possessed excellent system for entertainment.

Key Facts

  • The Naipunya Rathaams are part of Smart village Smart Ward Programme.
  • It is aimed to:
    • Improve digital literacy
    • Improve digital skills
    • Create awareness on various government schemes that are underway in Andhra Pradesh.
    • Take technology and innovation to the remote corners of Andhra Pradesh.
  • 10 lakh people across the State are expected to undergo skill development training in the year 2018 - 19.
  • The government allotted ₹ 300 crore for the project and would be setting up 1,000 skill development centres.

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