The Goa government has taken an initial step followed by the central government‘s digital India. It has launched the ambitious scheme of providing limited Internet data and talktime every month to the youth in the state of Goa from today.
“Goa Yuva Sanchar Yojana will be unveiled on Monday. It will be launched across the state providing 100 minutes talk time and 3 GB Internet data free with a SIM card (every month) for youths aged between 16-30 years,” said by the Chief Minister of Goa, Laxmikant Parsekar.
Parsekar said, on 25th November the state cabinet has granted the free internet and talktime programme which is implemented as the Narendra Modi’s initial step to make India a ‘Digital India’. He also added that the Goa government has tied up with private mobile services provider ‘Vodafone’ for this initiative step which will benefit 1.2lakh youth in the state.
The Chief Minister has particularly mentioned that in the case of any misuse of free internet and talktime then the government will discontinue the scheme. Currently, as claimed by the officials, the state government is offering 100 minutes talktime and 3GB data every month for the youth between the ages of 16 years to 30 years.
After the frisking process of details, people can avail this free internet and talktime. The Digital India Initiative was started by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to transform the country into digital and knowledge economy. This was launched in the month of July last year which aims to provide broadband services, public internet access and e-Governance.