Internet kiosks give rural villagers access to government services

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Rural citizens have difficulty using basic government services

In many areas of the world, rural poor are unable to take advantage of many of the basic services we take for granted. For example, obtaining a government ID, banking, filing complaints against abusive police officers, and checking commodity prices or the weather.

Solution: Place internet kiosks in remote villages

A partnership between the Indian local governments, IT providers, and international corporations such as Unilever, is placing internet kiosks in villages throughout India. In addition to providing access to basic government services, the kiosks open villagers to the information on the worldwide web, enabling education and entrepreneurship.

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