"We now plan to launch the digital literacy mission scheme for rural India to cover around 6 crore additional households in the next three years, details of the scheme will be spelt out separately,"  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said while announcing Union Budget 2016-17. The government had already approved two schemes to promote digital literacy -- national digital literacy mission and digital saksharta abhiyan.
    
"We need to spread digital literacy in rural areas. Of the 16.8 crore rural households, as many as 12 crore households do not have computers and are unlikely to have digitally literate people," Jaitley said.

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