ASSAM: GOVERNMENT SIGNS MOU WITH GOOGLE TO BOOST INTERNET CONNECTIVITY IN RURAL AREAS

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NEW DELHI- In a bid to take Internet connectivity to the remotest part of the state, Assam government signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Google India. “In the 21st century, technology rules the roost and to carry forward the fruits of development to even the remotest part, the state government has upped the ante to use technology increasingly,” Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said in a statement. “He said that through the MoU with Google, the state government would work to provide Internet connection to 26,000 villages and 1,500 tea garden areas to increase digital literacy. He further said the MoU signed with the Google would be latest addition to the arsenal of the State Government to make technology-driven development a reality in the State. Sonowal also said the MoU would be used as launch pad to materialize State Government’s vision of women empowerment, skill development and universal education, as his government would vow to make a skilled Assam where women have considerable role to play in state’s development. Through the MoU with Google, the State Government would work to provide internet connection to 26000 villages and 1500 tea garden areas and increase digital literacy.

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