ICICI Bank adopts village in Gujarat to make it digital

ICICI Bank announced to adopt Akodara village of Sabarkantha district under its 'Digital Village' pilot project to boost Centre's 'Digital India' drive.

The announcement was made by ICICI Bank Chairman and Managing Director Chanda Kochhar during her courtesy meeting with Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel at Gandhinagar.

Kochhar briefed Patel about how the village will be covered through networking and wi-fi facility, stated an official press release of state government.

During the meeting, Patel urged the ICICI Bank chief to contribute in building toilets in villages and help the government in its fight against malnutrition under corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Kochhar also showed her eagerness to fulfil the social responsibilities, the release said.

Akodara village came into limelight when Narendra Modi started Gujarat's first ever animal hostel in that village when he was the Chief Minister, it added.

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Story first published: Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 9:20 [IST]
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