Sunday, February 28, 2016
Andhra Pradesh Minister for Agriculture Prathipati Pulla Rao launched ‘Internet Saathi’ a joint venture of the Tata Trust and Google India on Saturday.
The programme was launched as a pilot project in the State. Speaking on the occasion, Pulla Rao said that it would be useful in successful roll-out of the State’s ambitious Fibre grid project. Volunteers would go around 265 villages in Vijayawada parliamentary constituency on bicycles and explain the basics of computers and Internet connectivity. The Tata Trust adopted the villages in Vijayawada Lok Sabha constituency as a pilot project and would be developed into Smart Villages, said the Minister.
Pulla Rao said that the State Government has set to offer Internet connection to every household with 15 Mbps for nominal charges. ‘Internet Saathi’ would enable one to know about job opportunities posted in various social media sites, agriculture and weather updates and welfare schemes being implemented for women, children and poor girls.