Digital blackouts and happy villagers
Policy Post #104
Editor’s Note ✍️
For over six months, at least half a dozen villages in Maharashtra’s Sangli district have been following a “digital blackout” at sundown — and no one’s complaining. This week, we’re bringing to you an interesting story of local governments working together and after counseling, some heated arguments, and a resolution passed by the Panchayat, got the people to start observing a “no screen policy” from 7 pm to 8 pm every day.
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With that, we bring to you: Policy Post #104!
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📝 Op-Ed: One-hour digital blackout — kids read, mobile phones are silenced, an entire village is quiet & pleased
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