Friday, January 4, 2008

Arunachal village becomes first 'e-village' in the North East

In a report appearing in The Arunachal Times, Yagrung village near Pasighat became the first e-village in the entire North-Eastern region.

Sponsored by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, the College of Horticulture and Forestry, Central Agricultural University, Pasighat has implemented a research project titled "e-Arik (e-Agriculture): Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Agricultural Extension Services" at Yagrung, a small village some 16 kms from Pasighat town, thereby making it a first e-village in the entire North-Eastern region. This pilot project is aimed at developing prototype for village knowledge centre to suit Arunachal Pradesh in particular and North-East India in general

As a part of this project, the students, village youths, farmers and teachers from Yagrung, Tekang and Gangkong village are being given free computer course at village knowledge centre which is equipped with net connection, telephone, TV, DVD and radio.


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