- Veröffentlicht: 05. August 2018
Students/teachers can access NCERT ebooks, State Board books, video lectures, simulations, TV serials from Literacy Mission, a collection of audios to render stories and historical events etc.
Farmers are able to get access to local and global best practices created to help them adopt better farming techniques and related trades
Gone are the days when people from remotest villages of Dantewada district had to travel miles to get mobile network/internet services. Now, most of such villagers are enjoying the same in their villages itself, thanks to e-libraries initiated under project e-mitan. People are now getting themselves educated using Wikipedia and making themselves aware of various government schemes and subsequently reaping the benefits of these schemes, District Collector Sourabh Kumar told The Hitavada.
E-mitan project can be described as an improved version of project Utkarsh that had brought a positive change in the society in Rajasthan, said the District Collector, adding, the district administration, in association with Delhi based Moinee Foundation, runs the project.
Arvind Thanvi, an IITian from Kharagpur IIT and his IITian friends are running this Not-For-Profit educational trust came up in year 2012 with the objective of Right to Quality Education with a special focus on rural areas. Meanwhile, the District Collector said that mostly youths between age group of 18 and 25 are reaping benefits of the project which is thoroughly monitored from the district headquarters.
“We upload videos and information also in Halbi and Gondi languages for the convenient of people. Besides, songs are uploaded on demand from the people,” said the district collector. Despite the fact the state government is going to distribute smart phones under Sanchar Kranti Yojana, the beneficiaries will still away from the network keeping in mind the demographical situation of the villages.
Usually, houses in the remote areas of the district are scattered and situated on the hilly terrains making it difficult for them to reach out to the mobile network, said the District Collector. Talking to The Hitavada on Impact/benefits resulting from the initiative, Thanvi said that benefits of the e-Mitan programme are multifaceted and of direct significance to various stakeholders. Students/teachers can access NCERT ebooks, Chhattisgarh Board books, video lectures, simulations, TV serials from Literacy Mission, a collection of audios to render stories and historical events etc. Also provides avenues for blended learning. Career aspirants can freely refer ebooks and videos. The typical challenge of non-availability of reference materials for competitive exams is solved and even the poorest of aspirants from remotest areas can access high quality learning materials.
Agriculture farmers are able to get access to local and global best practices created to help them adopt better farming techniques and related trades like dairy, pisciculture, poultry etc. Similarly, avenues of increasing local livelihood capabilities are provided through orientation materials. Local residents are able to connect with various socially relevant initiatives such as Mann ki Baat by the Prime Minister, Raman ke Goth by the Chief Minister and public communication material regarding Swatch Bharat Abhiyan, Cashless Economy, Digital Banking, Digital Financial Literacy etc. e-mitan directly supports the e-governance process by providing last mile information about Government schemes, various forms and applications. The regular remote monitoring feature allows the District Administration to review the progress and trends as part of weekly reviews. Even forces deployed in the district are largely benefited from the e-libraries, he said.As many as 124 e-libraries are functional in the district making the life smooth of tribals especially youths of the far-flung villages, said the Thanvi.
Quelle/Source: The Hitavada, 29.07.2018