NAIPUNYA RATHAM

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NAIPUNYA RATHAM or World on Wheels is a multi-utility vehicle which aims to bring technology to the remote corners.

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It was launched recently in Andhra Pradesh.

As part of the Smart village Smart Ward Programme, the Naipunnya Rathaams will facilitate and look to improve digital literacy, digital skills and create an awareness on various government schemes that are underway in the new state of Andhra Pradesh.

The first phase of Naipunya Ratham will cover 13 districts and 28 smart villages in collaboration with Hewlett Packard (HP), Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) and Guide Foundation for Development. State Government will soon roll out 12 more Naipunya Rathams by May 2018.

As part of it, world on wheels Lab, a 20-seater bus enabled digital facilities and learning lab equipped with smart technology gadgets as well as with smart technology gadgets as well as with e-learning tools like HP Classroom Manager, HP Video Book and HP Life will travel across rural areas of the state.

SOURCE – THE HINDU.