Akshaya, an innovative project implemented in the State, aimed at bridging the digital divide. It addresses the issues of ICT access, basic skill sets and availability of relevant content. Quality ICT dissemination and service delivery facilities (Akshaya Centres) are set up within a maximum of 2 kilometers for any household and networked leveraging entrepreneurship.
Though originated as an initiative to address the backwardness of Malappuram district, Akshaya was conceived as a landmark ICT project by the Kerala State Information Technology Mission to bring the benefits of this technology to the entire population of the State. The modus for this was establishment of grass roots level ICT centres at the Panchayat/ Municipal/ ward level.
This project, piloted in one of the backward districts- Malappuram- has evolved into one of the most dynamic intervention in public-private-partnerships in the State.
For more information: www.akshaya.kerala.gov.in