CSC Diwas- Village Level Entrepreneurs Conference
On the occasion of CSC Diwas, completion of 10 years, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon'ble Minister for Electronics &Information Technology inaugurated CSC Women Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLE) Conference in presence of Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon'ble Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas & Shri Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao, Hon'ble Minister of State.
Shri Ravi Shanakar Prasad highlighted the significant role played by women in micro-managing households and how these skills can be leveraged to create a spectrum of village level entrepreneurs (VLEs). Some commendable work done by women entrepreneurs of CSC towards providing digital services to citizens were also felicitated.
CSC exchanged an agreement with Bharat Net for operations and maintenance of optical fibre network to ensure provision of better services as well as creation of job opportunity in rural areas. CSCs have increased from 83,000 during 2009-14 to 3.66 lakh in the year 2019. VLEs have too increased from 13,000 in 2014 to more than 73,000 working across 3.66 Lakh CSC centers. This is truly an example of empowerment of women using digital technologies.