[Prelims Spotlight] Vittiya Saksharata Abhiyan (VISAKA), Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan(PMDISHA)

As a part of revision for Prelims 2018, Here’s a Factoid to brush up your concepts

#1. Name of the scheme : Vittiya Saksharata Abhiyan (VISAKA)

Objectives : To make people aware about cashless economic system.

Salient Features  : Financial literacy

Nodal Ministry : Ministry for Human Resource Development (MHRD)

#2. Name of the scheme : Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan(PMDISHA)

Objectives : To make 6 crore rural households digitally literate

Salient Features : 1.It is expected to be one of the largest digital literacy programmes in the world. 2.Under the scheme, 25 lakh candidates will be trained in the FY 2016-17; 275 lakh in the FY 2017-18; and 300 lakh in the FY 2018-19. 3.To ensure equitable geographical reach, each of the 250,000 Gram Panchayats would be expected to register an average of 200-300 candidates.

Nodal Ministry : The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)

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