Kerala declared first digital state of India by President Pranab Mukherjee

Mar 1, 2016 12:00 IST

President Pranab Mukherjee on 27 February 2016 formally declared Kerala as the first digital state of India. The declaration was made after President launched a digital empowerment campaign in Kozhikode aimed at bridging the digital divide by 2020.

Besides the digital empowerment campaign, President Mukherjee also inaugurated Cyber Park, IT Park under the Uralungal Labour Contract Cooperative Society. He also launched the Kanivu Scheme and dedicated the Gender Park of the Department of Social Justice.

The State has a mobile tele-density of 95 percent and internet covered over 60 percent of the population.

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