Modi recently unveiled his plans of transforming India into “Digital India” and by the amount of effort he is putting into this project, it looks like he will make this ambitious yet mammoth-sized plan achievable. However, there is a small village in the southern part of India that’s way ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in implementing digital plans for its residents.
Eraviperoor, a small village located in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta district has achieved a high degree of digitalisation.
Following are some great achievements of the gram panchayat of this village:
- It’s India’s first gram panchayat that has provided free Wi-Fi to general public. It is available within a radius of 1 kilometre and across 5 hot spots in the entire village.
- Eraviperoor is also India’s first panchayat for winning a National Award in public administration. The village officials were honoured recently by the PM itself.
- The residents of this village can get their certificates issued and registered in just 1 minute under their 1-minute certificate scheme.
- This village also provides the facility of highly modernised record rooms that have touch-screen kiosks so as to give the public access to their records in a much more digitalized record room.
- It is also India’s first panchayat which has got ISO 9001 certification for their Primary Health Care Centre.
- The village has also introduced new technologies in their horticulture practices. Eraviperoor was chosen as the most hi-tech village.
- The village was also the proud recipient of Biodiversity Conservation Award and the Sanitation Award.
- This village also has their own plastic shredding unit which shreds plastic to mix it with tar so as to pave sustainable roads.
With so many feats under its belt, this village is undoubtedly the most high-tech and digitalised in most forms and also an inspiration for many others out there.