Digital Village


In line with our national vision of Digital India, ICICI Bank has partnered with the Government of Gujarat to transform Akodara into a Digital Village.

In this village, technology acts as a catalyst for development, enabling local business opportunities, education and improving health & welfare. ICICI Bank has setup digital facilities in Financial services, Education and Healthcare services within the village.

Local financial transactions happen through mobile banking, debit cards and internet banking instead of the conventional mode like cash. All the transaction points in the village for purchase or selling activity have been digitized to make it a cashless village.

The schools in the village use technology to impart education to village students through integrated projector cum computer with smart board interactive features provided by ICICI Foundation. Teaching happens with the help of audio-visual content mapped to curriculum in the classrooms. Schools have also been provided School management software to manage academic and administrative tasks such as student details, student attendance, school time-table & examination scheduling and examination results.

Villagers have access to quality medical advise in the village through e-health centre presence. Medical Diagnosis happens in the e-health centre in the village which is transmitted to medical experts who then analyze and provide medical advise accordingly.

About Akodara

  • Gram Panchayat
    Gram Panchayat
  • Village Temple
    Village Temple
  • Clock Tower
    Clock Tower
  • Wifi Tower
    Wifi Tower

Akodara village is in the Himmatnagar sub-district, Sabarkantha district in the State of Gujarat. The village is at a distance of around 90 kms from Ahmedabad city. The village comprises of around 200 households with a total population of 1100 villagers. Farming and milk production are the major occupations in the village. Farmers mostly grow cotton and wheat in the village. Many villagers are also in service profession employed in nearby cities. Akodara is home to the first cattle hostel in the world that replaced Individual care by dairy farmers with scientific animal husbandry by specialists. The Cattle Hostel was conceptualized and inaugurated by Shri. Narendra Modi, the present Prime Minister, and then Chief Minister of Gujarat.The village has a Villgae Level Cooperative Society (VLCS) for milk collection and a Farmers’ Cooperative Society which facilitates purchase of seeds and fertilizers for the farmers. Educational institutions in the village consist of a Primary school and Secondary school, study center for IGNOU and Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar open universities and Primary Teachers’ College for ladies. .


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ICICI Bank launched Digital Village Project in Akodara Village of Gujarat.