In a ground-breaking initiative towards women's empowerment and bridging the digital divide, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot inaugurated the Indira Gandhi Smartphone Yojana at the Birla Auditorium on 10th August.
Chief Minister Gehlot emphasized that the state government's decisions are consistently etching their place in history, and Rajasthan's reputation as a leader in the country's IT industry has further strengthened.
- The Chief Minister, while inaugurating the scheme, distributed smartphones to the first group of beneficiaries, ushering in a new era of connectivity and empowerment.
- He also unveiled the Digital Sakhi Handbook 'Seekho Digital, Sikhao Digital,' a comprehensive guide that equips recipients with essential knowledge about smartphone usage.
- The Indira Gandhi Smartphone Yojana is set to serve as an effective catalyst for women's empowerment, coupled with a revolutionary transformation in the information technology sector.
- The visionary scheme aims to provide nearly every woman in the state with access to a smartphone, which will unlock new opportunities for information, education, and social engagement.
- This marks a significant step towards fulfilling the state government's commitment to uplifting its citizens. In the inaugural phase, 40 lakh women and girl students are set to benefit from this initiative.
- Under the scheme, 1.35 crore women from Chiranjeevi families will receive smartphones equipped with 3 years of internet connectivity, creating a more inclusive digital landscape. The second phase is set to encompass an additional 80 lakh women.
- The Chief Minister expressed his optimism for Rajasthan's trajectory, aiming to transform the state into a leading force by 2030 through collective effort and vision.