President Kovind Launches Free Smartphone Distribution Scheme 2018 in Chhattisgarh

Published Date - 27 July 2018 03:14:48 Updated Date - 27 July 2018 03:18:10

राष्ट्रपति रामनाथ कोविंद ने गुरुवार को छत्तीसगढ़ सरकार की संचार क्रांति योजना की शुरुआत की. इसके तहत राज्य के 50 लाख लोगों को नि:शुल्क स्मार्टफोन बांटे जाएंगे.उन्होंने राज्य की राजधानी रायपुर से करीब 300 किलोमीटर दूर जगदलपुर के निकट दिमरापाल गांव में दिवंगत बलीराम कश्यप स्मृति चिकित्सा कॉलेज राष्ट्र को समर्पित किया.कार्यक्रम की शुरुआत करते हुए राष्ट्रपति ने दो महिला लाभार्थियों और कॉलेज के विद्यार्थी को स्मार्टफोन बांटा. उन्होंने कहा, ‘योजना से मौजूदा विकास गतिविधियां क्षेत्र और राज्य में नई ऊंचाइयों पर पहुंचेगी.’स्मार्टफोन अगले दो महीने में राज्य में बांटे जाएंगे. राज्य में इस साल विधानसभा चुनाव होने हैं. कोविंद ने कहा कि योजना से गरीब परिवारों की 45 लाख महिलाओं और पांच लाख कॉलेज छात्राओं को फायदा होगा.दिवंगत बलीराम कश्यप स्मृति चिकित्सा कॉलेज अस्पताल के नए भवन में 500 बेड की क्षमता होगी. यहां 75 विशेषज्ञ चिकित्सक और 376 पारामेडिकल कर्मचारी होंगे. 

President Ram Nath Kovind has launched Free Smartphone Distribution Scheme in Chhattisgarh Called the Sanchar Kranti Yojana, at an outlay of Rs 1,467.90 crore, the scheme is ostensibly aimed at increasing mobile penetration in a state, which is the lowest in the country at 29 per cent against the national average of 68 per cent.

The programme, however, has attracted fierce criticism from the opposition, which has called it a political sop. The Chhattisgarh Janata Congress has even written to the Election Commission, asking it to halt distribution of the smartphones.

Under  CG Sanchar Kranti Yojana  govt. will start distribution of free smartphones to around 50 lakh people in the state. In 1st phase, chhattisgarh govt.will distribute smartphones to beneficiaries in urban areas from 30 July to 16 August. In 2nd phase, rural areas will be covered from 17 August to 22 September 2018.

Marking the official launch of Free Smartphones Scheme 2018 , Prez has given phones to 2 women beneficiaries and 1 college student.

Chhattisgarh SKY Scheme will benefit 45 lakh women belonging to poor families and five lakh college students.

Chhattisgarh Free Smartphone Distribution Scheme 2018

This scheme is specifically designed to reduce the digital divide and to increase mobile connectivity which currently stands at 29% in rural areas. Around 13,900 villages will be covered under SKY 2018. At the official launch event, 2 women beneficiaries and 1 college students have received smartphones. The scheme will ensure various developmental activities to attain new heights in the region and state.

This smartphone distribution will be carried out for the next 2 months. All the 4G phones will consist of mobile application named ‘Goth’ which means “to talk”. This app will enable beneficiaries about various public welfare schemes launched by the state govt. and the central government. People can also get information on schemes related to agriculture, skill development, employment, education and self-help groups.

Chhattisgarh Free Smartphone Distribution Scheme 2018 will take place in two phases. 1st phase will start from 30 July and will continue till 16 August 2018 in urban areas. Next phase will start from 17 August and will continue till 22 September 2018 in rural areas.

Prez also dedicated a new hospital building of Late Baliram Kashyap Memorial Medical College in Dirampal village, near Jagdalpur (300 km from Raipur). This hospital building has the capacity of 500 beds with 75 specialist doctors and 376 paramedical staff. This hospital is extremely significant for the security forces which are involved in anti-Naxals operations in the region. Previously, injured personnel needs to be shifted to Raipur for quality treatment.


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