India’s first Minority Cyber Village was inaugurated by the Minister for Minority Affairs K Rehman Khan on 19 February 2014 in Chandoli in Alwar district of Rajasthan.
Chandoli has been selected as the first village for the pilot project as it holds more than 80 percent of minority population and also because the minorities of the Mewat region is still backward in education. The project will be carried in other areas after the success of the pilot project.
About the Cyber Village
• The Cyber village project will provide computer education to people in the age group of 15 to 59.
• Further also, institution under the project will be instituted in the villages with substantial population of minority
• Under this project experts will provide training of commuter skills to the people of chandoli
The Minority Affairs minister in his announcement said that the government is also considering opening special schools on pattern of Kendriya Vidyalayas from minority community. Government has also planned to come up with 200 new colleges in minority dominated areas and the areas include Laxmangarh, Tijara, Kishengarhbas and Ramgarh.
Where: Chandoli of Rajasthan
When: 19 February 2014