Nokia to create 500 digitally integrated smart villages

Thursday 17 May 2018 | 19:42 CET | News
Nokia announced 'Smartpur' project that aims to create 500 digitally integrated and sustainable villages across India in line with government's vision of Digital India. In phase 1 of the project, a pilot was rolled out in Haryana and Tamil Nadu with Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) as the implementation partner to create 10 such villages in each state. The pilot in Tain village in Mewat district in Haryana was inaugurated by Ambassador of Finland, Nina Vaskunlahti.

With the Smartpur project, Nokia aims to create a sustainable ecosystem where community members can leverage digital tools to bring efficiency in daily lives, transparency in governance, economic prosperity for households and ease of access to various government services and information. The project will work under the five key areas of development, health, education, livelihood, governance and finance, to build a holistic, digitally integrated village.

In phase 1 of the project, 20 villages will be digitally integrated in Haryana and Tamil Nadu in a hub and spoke model. Tain village in Mewat district, Haryana and Asoor in Kanchipuram district, Tamil Nadu will serve as hubs which will host a digital centre with telecom connectivity to provide ICT-enabled, primary services across each of the 5 pillars to rural community. The spoke centres will further extend these services to 9 other villages. In phase 2, the project will be scaled-up to up to another 80 villages across various states. Subsequently, it will be extended to another 400 villages over a period of 5 years.

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Companies: Nokia
Countries: India
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