Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis declares Nagpur first digital district

devendra-fadnavis CM Devendra FadnavisCM Devendra Fadnavis Sunday declared Nagpur as the first digital district of India. At a function in Mumbai, he said all 29,000 gram panchayats across Maharashtra would be digitally transformed by December 2018.

Stating that technology would play a critical role in bringing socio-economic changes in the lives of people, Fadnavis said, “All 776 gram panchayats in Nagpur district have been digitally transformed, paving the way for better healthcare and education through high intensity communication and connectivity.” He said digital revolution was integral to bringing “greater accountability and transparency in the system”.

During his visit to San Francisco last month, Fadnavis said, multinationals like Oracle and Cisco agreed to partnering the project both through investments and by sharing technology knowledge.

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