Digital Amethi from tomorrow
Amethi, Aug 31: Pindara Thakur village under coveted Amethi parliamentary constituency of Congress president Rahul Gandhi would go fully digital from September one, having access to 206 government services at the click of a mouse, thanks to Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani.
Located in Musafirkhana tehsil of the district, the village would go digital under the Digital India Programme of the Union government.
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The village would be digitally linked to the outside world in a formal ceremony on September 1 by Irani, dubbed as Gandhi's arch-rival, working over time to unseat him in the next Lok Sabha elections.
She had fought the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Amethi but had lost to Gandhi by over 1 lakh votes.
Musafirkhana Sub Divisional Magistrate Devi Dayal Verma told PTI that villagers of Pindara Thakur would be linked with Wi Fi Chaupal and may use 2 GB free data for 15 days in beginning and later this service would be provided to them at cheaper rates.
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The central minister would also inaugurate the 'Digital India Banking Service' at the head post office of Amethi in Amethi town to boost the payment services in post offices.