Free 2GB Data Per Day, Tamil Nadu

To enable students to attend online classes uninterruptedly

On January 10, 2021, Tamil Nadu government came up with a new initiative to provide ‘Free 2GB data per day’ to the students for studying through online classes uninterruptedly. CM Edapaddi K Palaniswami announced the details. This initiative will run from the month of January 2021 to April 2021. This will help the students to study online and attend the online classes in the current situations of pandemic. This initiative tends to benefit about 9 lakh students in the state. This facility is made available to the students in government, government aided arts, science, polytechnic and engineering colleges along with students receiving scholarships in private colleges.

Overview:

Initiative name:Free 2GB data per day
Initiative Under:Tamil Nadu Government
Announced by:CMO Tamil Nadu, Edapaddi K Palaniswami
Announcement Date:January 10, 2021
Period of the Initiative:January 2021 to April 2021
Major Objective:To enable students to attend online classes uninterruptedly

Objectives and Benefits:

  • The main objective of the initiative is to help the students to attend the online classes and access the educational content online uninterruptedly
  • In the current situations, some children and their families are facing financial difficulties and are not able to access online education, thus it is an important step for students thereby avoiding any loss of study
  • Free data will enable the students to access the content and attend the classes held by the colleges without any disruption
  • It will enable the students to attend classes online from their own places instead of travelling to and from colleges daily
  • In the current pandemic situations, many students are preferring to study online and this scheme will help them to do the same without any disruption or interruption

Key Points:

  • On January 10, 2021, CMO Tamil Nadu, Mr. Edapaddi K Palaniswami announced Free 2GB data per day to the college students in the state
  • This announcement is made keeping in mind the pandemic situations all over
  • Physical classes have started in the colleges across the state but students are still preferring to study online from their own places
  • Thus, this initiative is launched to help the students to attend the online classes feasibly
  • Under this scheme 2 GB data will be provided to the students every day
  • This scheme will function from the month of January, 2021 to April 2021
  • During this period the students studying in government, government aided arts, science, polytechnic and engineering colleges along with students receiving scholarships in private colleges will get 2 GB free data
  • Data cards will be issued and distributed through Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu Limited (ELCOT)
  • This will enable them to attend the online classes and study uninterruptedly
  • This scheme will benefit about 9 lakh students in the state.

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