It would lead to better communication and access to information through all round connectivity and offer people a platform to acquire skills sets, undertake e-literacy programmes for ordinary citizens, the statement said.
Microsoft, as part of its rural computing initiative ‘Project Saksham’, would work with Hughes to set up the ICT kiosks across blocks, talluqas and villages, it said.
“This is a reiteration of our efforts to forge successful partnerships in creating a highly sustainable and scalable ecosystem. Together, we aim to drive technology access at the grassroots level to enable socio economic development of rural communities,” Microsoft Head - Rural Computing Tarun Malik said.
Hughes India CEO and President Pranav Roach said, “the ITC kiosks will not only provide a platform for exchange of information and knowledge but also serve as a platform to create over 15,000 jobs and self employment opportunities.”