NDLM household survey crosses the milestone of 10 lakh
Tue 10 February 2015
The household survey underway in various parts of the country under the National Digital Literacy Mission has reached the milestone of 10 lakh on February 10, 2015. Currently, the count has reached 10,12,462 lakh.
The household survey is conducted to identify the beneficiaries comprising SC/ST, BPL and non-IT literate households under the programme. Currently, it is on in 24 States, namely, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, J&K, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, and Rajasthan. The survey is expected to be scheduled soon in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Karnataka, Sikkim and Tripura.
The highest number of 142,210 households has been covered in Uttar Pradesh, followed by 123,926 households in Maharashtra and 116,470 households in Gujarat under the survey.
Making one person in every family digitally literate is one of the integral components of the NDLM. The scheme envisages providing IT literacy training to more than 50 lakh people from every eligible household in selected blocks/districts of each State/ UT of the country. The programme would also cover all Anganwadi and ASHA workers and authorised FPS owners across the country.