Tribal development with digital inclusion
There is an urgent need for digital means to reach out to the communities with connectivity and access
The Karbi Anglong district in Assam was created in 1976 to protect tribal communities. It is the largest district in Assam and perhaps in the entire north-east region. Inhabited by ethnic groups such as Karbis, Bodos, Kukis and Dimasas, Karbi Anglong faced an insurgency and is one of the country’s 250 most backward districts. In 1995, it was given a special status through the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council to promote inclusive development. A couple of days in Diphu, the district headquarters, seems to indicate that not much has happened in this regard. Can digital inclusion bridge the gap?