Mori becomes first cent per cent digitally literate village in country

It has also achieved the status of complete cashless transaction village, besides being open defecation free (ODF) village.

Published: 29th December 2016 08:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th December 2016 08:48 PM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

MORI: The remote village of Mori in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, has become the first 100 per cent digitally literate village in the country on Thursday. It has also achieved the status of complete cashless transaction village, besides being open defecation free (ODF) village.

Chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu made the announcement during the launch of the AP Fibre Grid services which offers cable television, telephone and internet services at just Rs 149 per month. "Today
is the most memorable day for me and the villagers of Mori as well as the entire state. I am produ to declare that Mori is the first Smart village in the country to achieve 100 per cent digital literacy. With this great inspiring achievement of Mori citizens, the Government would put its efforts to change all villages into Smart villages in a phased manner," Naidu announced.

The State government has ordered for 10 lakh triple play boxes (Fibre Grid connection set-top boxes) for expanding the AP Fibre Grid services across the state. Marking the launch of the services, the chief minister switched on the TTD-SVBC channel and also interacted with the AP Fibre Grid authorities through video conference.

Earlier in the day, Naidu reached Mori village at 11 am by helicopter on Thursday. Then he visited the residence of professor Soleman Darwin and interacted with the representatives of Silicon Valley companies from US who played cruicial role in turning the village into a Smart village. He asked them to develop more villages to develop them into Smart villages with a focus on digital literacy and cashless transactions.

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