The government of Andhra Pradesh has announced that all villages in the state will soon have access to 10,960 digital libraries, at a cost of Rs 450 crore. The initiative is part of the government's efforts to improve access to education and technology in rural areas.

M Mandapati Seshagiri Rao, Chairman of Andhra Pradesh Grandhalaya Parishad, announced this initiative during a meeting with state library officials.

The first digital library has already been established in Kadapa, and the government plans to establish a total of 10,960 digital libraries in the


During the meeting, Rao discussed proposals to set up digital libraries and purchase new books, with a view to offering education and knowledge to the poor. He also stated that the education department had introduced reforms to support this initiative.

In the 2021-22 budget, Rs 16 crore had been allocated for the purchase of books for libraries, out of which Rs 10 crore worth of books have already been supplied. Rao accused the previous governments of neglecting libraries, which weakened them.

In addition, all universities in the state will conduct 'Visionary Jagan' seminars from April 5 onwards.
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