Have you heard people calling each other by their email ids or suffixing ‘.com’ to their names? People of Chhindgaon Tamoli village located in the heart of India, Madhya Pradesh address each other with their email ids or by suffixing ‘.com’ to each other names example Aditya.com.

When people living in villages of India have a hard time receiving compensation for crop failures due to lack of documentation or problems with passbooks, the net savvy people of Chhindgaon are shining bright with their active participation on social sites, use of net banking for their money transactions and not to forget nameplates bearing their names with their phone numbers and email addresses. Most of the villager’s email id have the word ‘coop’ short for cooperation eg. coop.balramkewda@gmail.com


A village resident proudly displays his email bearing nameplate on the entrance gate of his house


Mr. Ashok Gurjar, an edigital3nthusiastic villager of Chhindgaon created a group, the Gramin Vikas Sahkari Sakh Samiti Maryadit to train fellow villagers on how to use internet with a nominal fee of Re 1 per hour in return. As a result of this initiative, almost 300 families of the village today know how to use internet with at least one family member having an email address. Mr. Gurjar also trained them to convert documents into e-documents to help them in keeping their records safe.

It all started with the attempt of villagers to get Railtel Communication Limited mobile tower installed in the village which is powered by solar energy. A 24/7 wifi enabled room was constructed with computers installed to impart training on how to use internet.


A computer & internet literacy workshop conducted by IFFCO officials underway in the village

IFFCO always encourages such initiatives to improve the participation of farmers living in rural areas and provide assistance in their farming activities to improve their economic conditions.Our efforts have borne fruit and has received widespread media coverage from leading dailies like Hindustan Times and Times of India.