PM Narendra Modi gets a letter from Uttarakhand Activist to get the village digitally connected

Dehradun, June 22: An RTI activist from Dudhali village in Uttarakhand named Ajay Kumar took an extreme step in order to make his village meet modern facilities.

He wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 1 seeking better digital connectivity in the village. In the letter he demaded e-smart classes and e-libraries in the schools, fibre network and internet connectivity all across the village.

”He wrote to the PMO after his pleas to the state authorities fell on deaf ears, and by June 6, the PMO had written to the Union Rural Development Ministry and the Uttarakhand state government. He received a response from the PMO on June 17,  informing about the officials entrusted with the job of reviewing the action in this case”, reports The Better India.

“Villagers have to go all the way to Dehradun to get these certificates. If the state government starts a CSC in Dudhali, it would benefit the locals enormously,” he told TOI

The village has a population of over 7,000 and is 20 km away from the hill capital. He had demanded setting up of common services centre (CSC) in the village to begin internet-based services like issuing of certificates including domicile, caste, birth, death and payment of water and power bills.