Village in RaGa's constituency to be digitized by Smriti Irani
In 2014, Smriti Irani contested the Lok Sabha elections from the constituency of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, but lost to Rahul Gandhi by over one lakh votes. Now, in 2018, it's not Gandhi, but Irani who is set to completely digitize a village in the Amethi constituency, and connect it digitally with the outside world. Here are the details.
What digitization means for the village of Pindara Thakur
Located in the Musafirkhana tehsil of Amethi, the village of Pindara Thakur is set to become completely digital from September 1 under the Digital India Program of the government. Once digitized, villagers will have access to 206 government services at the click of a mouse. With Wi-Fi Chaupal access, villagers would also get free 2GB data for 15 days, before being charged nominal rates.
Irani will announce the digitization in a ceremony
On Saturday, Irani is set to launch a "digital avatar" of the village in a ceremony to mark its digitization, apart from inaugurating the "Digital India Banking Service" at Amethi's head post office. Since 2014, Irani has been called RaGa's arch-rival, and it remains to be seen whether her efforts are rewarded by a rise in the share of votes next year.