Kerala’s Nedumkayam tribal colony becomes country’s first digital colony

Posted on:29 Dec 2016 09:51:09
Kerala’s Nedumkayam tribal colony becomes country’s first digital colony
29 December 2016 Current Affairs: The Nedumkayam tribal colony in Malappuram district of Kerala has become the first fully-digital tribal colony in the country. The district collector, Amit Meena on December 27 officially declared the colony as the first digital and cashless colony at a function held in the colony.

In an attempt to go completely cashless, Malappuram district had launched a digital initiative to train the people of the village on digital transaction.

Adequate training was imparted to the entire tribal people of the colony in cashless transaction and digital literacy. The training was completed with the support of National Service Scheme, volunteers of an Arts and Science College at Kondotty and Jan Sikshan Sansthan, of Malappuram district.

The community centre of the colony was made WI-FI enabled with the assistance of NGO Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) to help residents carry out cashless transaction without difficulty.

As part of formal launch of the project, every member of the colony sent Rs 5 to the account of district collector using smart phones and the collector returned Rs 25 to each of them through online transaction.

The village in Malappuram district, located about 400kms from Kerala’s capital, though lags behind in many ways, but the colony has now become a model for the rest of the country.

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