Under the challenge, 45 lakh smartphones are being given to girls and the remaining shall be distributed to varsity college students within the state, Micromax co-founder Vikas Jain advised .
“About 10,000 camps are being organised under the project and deliveries have already started. Every beneficiary, chosen by the state government, is handed the device personally after activating it with Reliance Jio connection. The authentication of the beneficiary is done using Aadhaar,” he mentioned.
Jain mentioned the challenge coated a big a part of the inhabitants and the corporate reserved house in 15 warehouses throughout the state to make sure well timed distribution of the handsets to folks. Chhattisgarh had a inhabitants of over 2.5 crore as per the 2011 census.
The deal was signed earlier this yr with distribution beginning finish of July. “For carrying out the project, we hired about 2,000-2,500 temporary staff… We expect to complete deliveries to all beneficiaries in the next few weeks,” he added.
Jain defined that the challenge “doesn’t appear to be politically motivated”, on condition that it has taken months of planning and execution for all concerned events. The challenge was given by means of a young course of.
“Micromax has partnered with Chhattisgarh government in launching the Sanchar Kranti Yojana (SKY)… Their commitment towards SKY initiative has helped us reach out to women of urban BPL families, rural house and youth consumers by providing them a worthwhile digital experience through their smartphones,” Chhattisgarh Infotech Promotion Society CEO Alex Paul Menon mentioned.
He added that the initiative will assist make Chhattisgarh a digitally empowered state.
The units being given to girls have a configuration of 4-inch show, 1GB RAM/8GB inside reminiscence, whereas the handsets given to college students function a 5-inch show and 2GB RAM/16GB inside reminiscence.
“The SKY project is a key development initiative to deliver digital inclusion, e-Governance and faster economic development in Chhattisgarh. Jio is happy to be a part of this digital initiative to connect the unconnected,” a Reliance Jio spokesperson mentioned.
The beneficiaries will obtain 1GB 4G information, 100 minutes voice calls and 100 SMS monthly for six months, following which they are going to be provided tariff plans which can be most reasonably priced and competitively priced. SR BAL