Under the program, Intel will work with Central and state governments to create a blueprint to drive technology enabled transformation at the grassroots in 10 states in India.

Debjani Ghosh, Vice President of Sales and Marketing Group (Managing Director, South Asia, Intel) was speaking at the launch of the Kendra stated that, "The first centre is already up and running in Mahabubnagar. So far the response has been fantastic. Over 800 villagers have been using it and we hope to scale this model and ensure that when Digital India happens it happens the right way".

Connecting rural India needs a 360 approach with hardware, broadband connectivity, digital learning skills and locally relevant solutions, she said, adding "effective digitisation of rural India will be key for the success of Digital India."

Intel will work closely with entities like Common Services Centers (CSCs) that provide last mile citizen services across the country.