Moving a step forward towards digital literacy in the state, Assam government has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Google India Pvt. Ltd. The MoU was signed between Information Technology Secretary Nitin Khare and Google India Country Head (Policy) Chetan Krishnaswami in the presence of Chief minister of Assam Mr. Sarbananda Sonowal.
The aim is to take internet up to the remote areas of north-eastern state. Under the Mou, the government is going to provide internet connections to 26,000 villages and 1,500 tea gardens of Assam. This new move of the government will definitely help to increase computer literacy in far flung areas of Assam where current status of internet availability is almost negligible.
The Mou will also act as a launchpad for women empowerment in the state. Empowerment, skill development, and universal education to women is the vision of the government of Assam and this new step is expected to help a lot to convert state government’s vision into reality.
Assam is the north-eastern state of India. Capital of Assam is Dispur and Sarbananda Sonowal is current Chief Minister of State. Banwarilal Purohit is Governor of the state. Guwahati is the largest city of Assam and is known for the production of silk. The state is very much famous for its tea gardens also. Total area of Assam is 30,285 sq mi (78,440 km2). The state is also known for Wildlife tourism especially Kaziranga National Park and Manas National Park which are World Heritage Sites.