Tura is a valley located in the foothills of Tura hills and right below the Tura peak in Meghalaya. Tura is a cultural and administrative centre of the Garo tribes. Along with them some more ethnic groups are also found in the region. Most prominent among them are the Bengalis, Nepalese, Hajongs and Koches. 80% of the people are dependent on agriculture production. Tura suffers from essential services like transport, communication, information services, professional skills, employment and functional literacy.
To overcome these problems through information technology, Digital Empowerment Foundation has established Community Information Resource Centre in Tura. Now people have sufficient resources to get information. Many programmes are regulated by centre to provide information to community people, provide basic digital services and impart computer education.
CIRC, Tura is acting as a guide in the path of empowerment of tribal people. Information about rights, health, scholarship, employment and education are provided free of cost. It is a great initiative of Tura centre to empower people with ICT. Total 106 people have visited centre for their benefits. Under this centre, scanning, printing and online passport applications are available. 49 people have benefited from these services and centre has earned a total revenue of Rs.580 during February.
Under skill development and training, various computer courses are available for youth, women and students. Through Digital literacy training, 13 women were trained. For youth, TICS developed three months DTP (desktop publishing), Typing speed programme and English speaking course for better communication skill. 3 students were trained under this.