Press Release

Majuli to be the first Wi-Fi district of Assam


Dispur, December 22: Majuli, the biggest river island of the world and the newly upgraded district is all set to become a Wi-Fi enabled district soon. The decision was taken to make all areas of the district including its gaon panchayats technology driven in a meeting of Science & Technology and Information Technology Department in the conference room of Chief Minster's Office in Assam Secretariat on Thursday evening.

The meeting also decided to launch Chief Minister's Vigyan Darshan to make science and technology popular in rural areas. Under the scheme, steps will be taken to inculcate scientific temperaments by enabling all sections of the society including gaon panchayat members to visit 'planetarium' together.

Decision was also taken to make 25 lakh people digitally literate within five years.Already 65 thousand people from the villages have also been made digitally literate and the work for making Khetri as the first digital gaon panchayat has been completed by the department. Sonowal also directed Science and Technology department to set a high powered cyber tower to streamline networking system in entire state. The meeting also reviewed the progress of construction of planetarium at Amingaon, Bongaigaon, Majuli, Diphu, Silchar and Kolibor.

Minister for Science and Technology Keshab Mahanta, Media Advisor to the Chief Minister Hrishikesh Goswami and a host of senior officers were present at the meeting.