Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Saturday told that the Tamil Nadu government will establish ‘e-villages’ named after former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.
“One village will be selected from every district which will be made Amma E-village and services like wifi hotspot and smart street lighting will be provided,” he said.
He also said Tele Education and Tele Medicine Services will also be provided to the selected village under this scheme.
The third phase of Tamil Nadu State Wide Area Network (TNSWAN) covering the period 2017-2022 will be implemented at a cost of Rs 477.96 crore, he said.
The cost will be borne by the Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV (TACTV) under its CSR initiative, besides the respective departments, the chief minister said.
Benefits includes learning through “e-classrooms” in rural areas, providing tele medicine and delivery of many public services using internet, he said.
The government has now decided to extend this scheme to urban areas in the name of ‘Tamil net’ he said.