Nation Current Affairs 29 Apr 2017 Kerala: Aymanam gram ...

Kerala: Aymanam gram panchayat becomes country's first digitalised ward

PTI
Published Apr 29, 2017, 4:19 pm IST
Updated Apr 29, 2017, 4:20 pm IST
Union minister Krishan Pal Gurjar inaugurated the website of the first digitalised panchayat ward at a function in Kottayam on Saturday.
This small panchayat ward in Kerala is the first one to go digital in the country, paving the way for Narendra Modi's dream of transforming India into a digitally empowered society. (Photo: PTI/Representational Image)
 This small panchayat ward in Kerala is the first one to go digital in the country, paving the way for Narendra Modi's dream of transforming India into a digitally empowered society. (Photo: PTI/Representational Image)

Kottayam (Kerala): A ward in the district on Saturday became India's first digitalised panchayat ward.

Union minister of state for social justice and empowerment Krishan Pal Gurjar inaugurated the website of the first digitalised panchayat ward number 15 of Aymanam gram panchayat at a function held at a temple premises.

 

The minister launched the website www.digitalaymanam.com at the function. This small panchayat ward in Kerala has become the first one to go digital in the country, taking a very important step in fulfilling Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream of transforming India into a digitally empowered society, the Minister said.

Gurjar hailed ward member Devaki teacher for taking the challenge of collecting details of 423 families and 1,262 members in the ward and made them available in a mouse click away.

The website also contains information about blood donors' forum and telephone directory of the people of the ward, officials said. CPI(M), which is ruling the Aymanam Gram Panchayat, boycotted the function. They, however, have not cited any reasons for the boycott.

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Location: India, Kerala




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