DIGITAL SAKSHARTA ABHIYAN (DISHA) OR NATIONAL DIGITAL LITERACY MISSION (NDLM)
- National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) initiated with the vision to make at least one person in every family digitally literate with digital literacy skills by 2020.
- Target is to provide digital literacy to 6 crore rural households.
- The outlay for this project is Rs.2,351.38 crore to usher in digital literacy in rural India by March,.2019.
- 2 lakh 50 thousands gram panchayats to be connected with WiFi, Hotspot enabled broadband connection.
- The target for National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) was to train 10.00
Lakh candidates, which was achieved in June 2016.
- The target for Digital SakshartaAbhiyan (DISHA) was 42.50 Lakh Candidates which has been achieved in December 2016.
- Under Pradhan Mantri Digital SakshartaAbhiyan, target is to make 6 crore adults digitally literate in two years.
- Aadhaar enrolment has increased to 120.7 Crore (As on 31 march 2018) from 63.22 cr (as on 31stMay, 2014)
- Nearly 100% of the adult (18+years) population has Aadhaar (as on 31st March, 2018) from 62% (as on 31stMay, 2014).
- Number of unique bank accounts linked with Aadhaar has increased to 59.15 cr (as on 31st March, 2018) from less than 7 cr (as on 31stMay, 2014).
- Since September, 2016 58.3 Crore mobile SIM cards have been issued using Aadhaar eKYC.
- 125 Banks have joined Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AEPS), leading to an increase in AEPS transactions from just 0.46 Crore on 31st May, 2014 to 141.16 Crore on 31st March, 2018.
- Aadhaar enrolment trend during March, 2014 to May, 2014 was about 3-4 lakh per day and about 5-6 lakh per day till October 2016. Since Demonetization, the Aadhaar enrolment/ Update requests are in the range of 3-4 lakh per day.
- More than 1 cr Income Tax Payee have linked their Pan Card with Aadhaar.
- Jeevan Pramaan: Aadhaar based platform for biometric authentication of the pensioners and senior citizens. Since its launch on 10 November 2014, over 150.15 lakh pensioners have registered on the portal till date, which was 16.54 lakh in 2016. As per the latest data available around 3.87 Aadhaar based PoS terminals have been introduced
COMMON SERVICE CENTRES
- As on December 2017, around92 lakh CSCsare active and offering digital services like Aadhaar enrolment, Ticket booking, of utilities and other e Governance services to citizens from2.15 Lakh Gram Panchayats, which was only 2.29 Lakh 2016.
- This has developed digital entrepreneurs among poor, marginalised, Dalits and women of India.
- More than52,000women are working in these Centres that provide digital services like ticket booking, tele medicines, Jan Aushadhi, Aadhaar service to people.
BHARAT NET PROJECT PHASE-1
BHARATNET PROJECT PHASE-1 and PHASE-2
- BharatNet Project will enable delivery of high-speed broadband services in over 2.5 lakh villages benefitting more than 200 million rural Indians.
- Over One lakh Gram Panchayats (GP) across the country connected with high speed optical fibre network as per the declared deadline of 31 Dec 2017, under BharatNet Phase 1
- As on 6th May 2018, 2,72,690 km Optical Fibre Cable has been laid covering 1,15,461 GPs out of which 1,09,278 GPs have been made Service Ready.
- Overall Tele-density in the country increased from 75% in Jun 2014 to 94% in Sep 2017. 280 million subscribers added in last three years.
- Smartphone penetration doubled from 190 million in 2014 to 390 Million in 2017
- Two thirds (~ 66%) increase in the internet coverage –251 million users in Jun 2014 to 429 million in Sep 2017
- of mobile BTS (Base Transceiver Stations) doubled in the country from 7.94 Lacs in May 2014 to 16.75 Lacs in Dec 2017
- Optic Fibre Cable coverage doubled from 7 Lacs KM in May 2014 to 14 Lacs KM in Dec 2017
- Average mobile data usage per subscriber grew 25 times – from 62 MB per month in 2014 to 1.6 GB per month in 2017
- Cheapest tariff globally – Rs. 300 per GB in 2014 to Rs. 21 per GB as on Sep 2017, tariff reduction of 93%
- Five times growth in broadband access from 61 million subscribers in Mar 2014 to 325 million subscribers in Sep 2017
- Five times jump in FDI inflows in Telecom Sector – from $ 1.3 Bn in FY 2014 to $ 6.1 Bn in FY 18 (till Sep’17)
- Total no. of telephone subscriptions is 1206.71 million as on September,2017. Out of which 501.99 million connections are in rural areas and 704.89 million are in urban areas. Country’s total tele-density is 93.40%. In rural areas it is 56.71% and in urban areas it 173.15% during September 2017
- Wireless telephony constitutes 98.04% of all subscriptions (September 2017)
- Total number of internet subscribers is 445.96 million at the end of Dec-17.
INFORMATION & BROADCASTING
FM Phase III Auctions
- Batch 1 auction successfully completed in 2015 after a gap of 9 years.
- 96 new FM channels in 55 cities were started
- Government received Rs. 1103 Cr by auction & Rs.1600 Cr as migration fee from FM Channel owners
- Batch II of Phase III Auctions concluded in 2017
- 66 FM channels for 48 cities allotted
- Government realized Rs24 cr through auction
- Auction of 683 channels in 236 cities in subsequent batches. These auctions will yield estimated revenue more than Rs. 1,100 crore
- 201 Community Radio Stations operational across India.
- Subsidy increased for setting up of CRS from 50 % to 90% in the North Eastern States &75% in other States, subject to a maximum limit of Rs. 7.5 lakhs
- Exclusive service for Bangladesh and Bengali Diaspora launched by All India Radio
24×7 Kisan Channel
Launched by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 26 th May, 2015.