Rajasthan: Starting in October, 1.35 crore women will have smartphones with free internet.

Under the Mukhya Mantri Digital Sewa Yojana (MDSY), the state government has announced that it would offer free mobile phones with Internet connectivity to 1.35 crore women for three years . The phones will have applications that provide users with information on government programs such as e-mitra, e-dharti, and RajSampark .

JAIPUR (Japanese: Under the Mukhya Mantri Digital Sewa Yojana (MDSY), the state government has announced that it would offer free mobile phones with Internet connectivity to 1.35 crore women for three years.BD Kalla, the education minister, spoke on behalf of CM Ashok Gehlot, the director of the information and technology portfolio, during the question period on Thursday, saying that the House approved the supplementary budgetary demand of Rs 2300 crore for the purpose on Tuesday.The Chiranjeevi scheme has enabled the distribution of smartphones to women registered as family heads.For the first phase or first year of free distribution of smartphones, Rs 1200 crore has already been allocated in the budget, bringing the total amount to Rs 3500 crore.

Gulab Chand Katara, the Opposition leader, and Rajendra Rathore, the Opposition's deputy leader, disagreed with the plan, questioning the number of beneficiaries in the House.Kalla sent out a note on May 16 advising that bids under the scheme were open.On August 17, a technical tender was announced, and a financial tender on September 8.According to Kalla, the phones will have applications that provide users with information on government programs such as e-mitra, e-dharti, and RajSampark.