Chief Minister Oommen Chandy declares Kerala a ‘totally digital state’

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), Aug. 15 : Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Saturday declared the state to be totally digital and added that it is the first state in the country to achieve such a distinction.

The declaration was made in his Independence Day address to citizens of the state. He said Kerala has achieved 100 percent mobile connectivity, 75 percent e-literacy, maximum digital banking, broadband connectivity upto the Panchayat level, e-district plan in all districts and linking bank accounts with Aadhar cards.

Chief Minister Chandy said that it would be his government’s endeavor now to have wi-fi hotspots in all local bodies, total mobile governance and the launch of second phase of digital literacy.

Chandy also announced plans to construct one lakh houses free of cost, for those owning house plots.

He also revealed that a “Vigilant Kerala Scheme” is being implemented to root out corruption with the people’s participation.

Earlier,Chandy unfurled the national tricolour and took salute at the majestic parade by various units of armed forces, NCC, Bharat Scouts and Guides and the mounted police. (ANI)