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State cabinet finalises details of smartphones, tablets for students – Times of India

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Lucknow: With the aim to start distribution of smartphones and tablets among students by the end of November, the state government decided the specifications for the 25 lakh smartdphones and 25 lakh tablets for which it will now be floating tenders.
In the specifications cleared by the cabinet on Tuesday, the government has decided on a minimum 6 inch display for the smartphone with a 16 GB storage and 32 GB internal storage. The rear camera should have an 8 MP or higher pixel while the front camera has to have a minimum 5 MP pixel. Similar specifications have been identified for the tablet.
The programme for distribution of smartphones and tablets was cleared by the cabinet on October 5, as part of the government’s effort to reach out to the youth ahead of the 2022 assembly polls in the state. As part of the scheme, the state government has approved an expenditure of Rs 3,000 crore for the project. Free tablets and smartphones will be given to youth enrolled in graduate, post graduate, diploma, skill development, paramedical, nursing programmes etc under the state government. The devices will also be given to skilled workers who are enrolled on the government’s Sewa Mitra portal. Under the scheme, persons from certain other categories not identified immediately could also be given benefits as deemed suitable by the CM.

Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/state-cabinet-finalises-details-of-smartphones-tablets-for-students/articleshow/87746278.cms

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