Intel up takes on Digital India challenge

06-Jun-2016 #India-US Source: India Inc

Intel India recently announced a series of initiatives that strengthen its support for the Narendra Modi led government’s flagship program Digital India.

The American tech MNC’s Indian arm unveiled three projects aimed at the grassroots level, which include reaching out to the population in non-urban India, upskilling citizens in Tier Two cities and beyond, and encouraging innovation at the local level.

The firm had already launched its ‘Ek Kadam Unnati Ki Aur’ (One step towards progress) initiative, aimed at accelerating access to technology in non-urban India. As part of the programme, it recently e-launched its latest ‘Unnati Kendra at Common Service Centre’ (UK at CSC) in Karnal, Haryana, to serve as the common access digital learning centre for the people of the state.

Robby Swinnen, general manager, Intel Corporation (Asia-Pacific and Japan), said: “We are thrilled to see the progress made through our collaboration with the government of India on various initiatives like Digital India that are bringing technology and innovation to the mainstream.”

The firm said it is working with the government to open a network of up to 100 ‘UK at CSC’ facilities across 10 states within this year, and 10 such facilities have already been set up in the state of Telangana.

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