Launched by Intel in December 2014, the Digital Skills for India program is the American chipmaker’s contribution to the Digital India campaign. As per this program, Intel will build necessary digital literacy infrastructure, in partnership with Bharat Broadband Network Limited and the government, to help develop people’s technical skills and encourage innovation. This initiative is aimed to benefit 5 million citizens across 1000 panchayats by December 2015.
As a key component of the program, Intel unveiled an application (available for download from December 6, 2014) for digital skills training that includes modules on finance, digital literacy, cleanliness and healthcare in five Indian languages: Tamil, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi and Kannada. A similar multi-lingual offline module is also available. The aim is to provide Indian citizens with easily accessible and affordable technology.
Intel had previously launched a similar program called the National Digital Literacy Mission.