India's first solar cyber
e-commerce village launched

Mahbubnagar , Oct. 2, 2000:

The Greenstar India formally launched the first "Digital culture and electronic commerce village" at Parvatapur in Khilaghanapur mandal on Monday to commemorate the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

With this, Parvatapur has become the first village in the State - perhaps in the country, to get Internet connectivity along with equipment to generate solar energy and global networking. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, got connected with the events in Parvatapur through Internet, informed Greenstar India that he would purchase the first CD, brought out by it in which rural art forms would be preserved.

Inaugurating the computer system at the village, district Collector G Anantha Ramu said with Internet connectivity, Parvatapur village has turned into a block in the global village.He said the art forms of the village and its surrounding villages will be made popular the world over through the Internet.

Speaking on the occasion, Superintendent of Police N Balasubrahmanyam lauded the efforts of Greenstar India and Greenstar Corporation of USA in making Parvatapur into a modern village with Internet connection. Charles F Gay, director, Greenstar Corporation of USA, announced that Greenstar India, an offshoot of Greenstar Corporation of USA, would built 100 solar-powered community and electronic commerce centres in remote villages throughout India over the next three years.

He said the company would bring solar power, electronic commerce, education, community health, satellite communications and e-commerce services to rural areas in developing countries.

He said the company would develop a self-contained solar-powered community centre and would help create digital culture in each village by marketing various art forms on the Internet to a worldwide consumer audience to support village development.