Looks like stalwart Mark Zuckerberg is leaving no stone is unturned to ensure free connectivity for the world.
‘As of today, everyone in India nationwide can access free internet services for health, education, jobs and communication through Internet.org’s Free Basics app on the Reliance network’ he stated.
In this particular post, Mark talks about how internet.org has helped a farming family from Maharastra.
‘We just took another step towards connecting India.’ he posted.
Just look at the story of Ganesh Nimbalkar and his wife Bharati, who support their family of four by farming a five acre plot their family has tended for generations in Maharashtra.
Ganesh struggled with traditional farming methods in a region plagued by droughts, but last year he started using Free Basics — accessing services like AccuWeather, which helped him work better through the monsoon season, and Reuters Market Light, which helped him understand commodity prices and get a better deal for his crops. By using Free Basics, Ganesh has doubled his crop yield, eradicated insect infestations and even invested in new crops and livestock.
Today, nearly 1 billion people are currently without internet access in India. Now with Internet.org’s Free Basics available to everyone in India, many more people like Ganesh and Bharati will have access to the information and opportunity the internet brings.