Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday kicked off the Grama Digi Vikasana, an initiative by the nonprofit Sikshana Foundation and the Rural Development & Panchayat Raj Department, with support from Dell Technologies. The programme aims to lift the Gram Panchayat (GP) libraries with digital devices to provide shared digital access to the rural population.
According to the union ministry, Karnataka has adopted a two-pronged approach to revitalise rural public libraries. "First, revitalisation of rural libraries, energising Gram Panchayat Libraries and Information Centres (GPLIC), and transforming them into places of multi-disciplinary and multi-generational learning; second, the Department of Public Libraries has developed Karnataka Public Digital Library portal to provide access to information," Nagar has explained.
Rural Development & Panchayat Raj Department (RDPR) in association with Dell Technologies and Sikshana Foundation has facilitated digital services to 9 Gram Panchayats of Raichur district. Under the programme, Gram Panchayat (GP) libraries have upgraded with digital devices such as Android phones, Internet and TV which helps students to seek the necessary information.
In Soraba, As part of Grama Digi Vikasana Program under partnership of Sikshana and RDPR Honourable Minister Kumar Bangarappa distributed Smart Phone and Chrome Book
Rural Libraries across the state have undergone a drastic change in recent days and libraries are now turning out to be center of learning and information,said PDO Mahesh K