CSC SPV and IIT Bombay signs MOU to enable Wi-Fi services in Rural India

New Delhi: 27 January, 2017

CSC SPV and IIT Bombay signed MOU to enable Wi Fi services in rural India while using different technologies. On this occasion, Prof. Abay Karandikar, IIT Bombay and Dr. Dinesh Tyagi, CEO CSC SPV exchanged MOUs.

From L-R Prof. Abay Karandikar, IIT Bombay and Dr. Dinesh Tyagi, CEO CSC SPV

From L-R Prof. Abay Karandikar, IIT Bombay and Dr. Dinesh Tyagi, CEO CSC SPV

As per the signed MoU, the entire responsibility of project management will be with IIT Bombay. IIT Bombay will develop / provide the technology to be used for the projects under this agreement connectivity.

 On the other hand, the development and validation of sustainable model through setting up of village level entrepreneurs will be the responsibility of CSC SPV. CSC will be responsible for creating a Wi-Fi Coverage zone in the village so as to cover all inhabited areas of the village; deployment and maintenance of access points with solar power solutions where ever required; in bringing G2C services to the rural population through village level entrepreneurs (VLEs). CSC SPV will render the “ISP” related services and activities where ever deemed necessary.

CSC e-Governance Services India Limited has taken active initiative in exploring various technology solutions focused around developing an affordable low-cost yet reliable ICT solutions for the Rural landscape suitable for deploying at Indian Villages. The concept of Wi-Fi chaupal is towards developing a Rural Wi-Fi infrastructure & hoist of suitable applications enabling and empowering it towards a "Smart village".

CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd shall leverage an innovative solution by INTEGRATING it with NOFN end-points at Gram Panchayats (GP) and EXTENDING it over a Wi-Fi Network covering all the inhabited areas of the village so as to create a very powerful service delivery platform.

About CSC: Common Services Centers (CSCs) are the access points for delivery of various e-governance and business services to citizens in rural and remote areas of the country. It is a pan-India network catering to regional, geographic, linguistic and cultural diversity of the country, thus enabling the Government’s mandate of a socially, financially and digitally inclusive society.

CSCs offer assisted access of e-services to citizens with a focus on enhancing governance, delivering essential government and public utility services, social welfare schemes, financial services, education and skill development courses, health and agriculture services and digital literacy, apart from a host of B2C services.